Syllabus Design: Instructional Materials

Instructional Materials

Instructional Materials Instructional Materials are a key component in most language programs. Whether the teacher uses a textbook, institutionally prepared materials, or his or her own materials, instructional materials generally serve as the basis for much of the language input learners receive and the language practice that occurs in the classroom. In the case of … Read moreSyllabus Design: Instructional Materials


Syllabus Design: Providing for Effective Teaching

Teach- Teaching

Quality teaching is achieved not only as a consequence of how well teachers teach but through creating contexts and good environments that can facilitate good teaching.

Syllabus Design: Course Planning

Course Planning

Course Planning A number of different levels of planning and development are involved in developing a course or set of instructional materials based on the aims and objectives that have been established for a language program. In this post we will examine the following dimensions of course development: Developing a course rationale Describing entry and … Read moreSyllabus Design: Course Planning

Syllabus Design: Situation Analysis

Situational Analysis

Situational Analysis Situation Analysis is an analysis of factors in a curriculum project that is made to assess their potential impact on the project. These factors may be: politic social economic institutional Situation analysis complements the information gathered during needs analysis. Societal  Factor Second and Foreign Language teaching is a fact in almost every country … Read moreSyllabus Design: Situation Analysis

Syllabus Design: Needs Analysis

Needs Analysis

What’s a Needs Analysis? Needs are often described in terms of language needs. The term needs sometimes used to refer to wants, desires, demands, expectations, motivations, lacks, constraints, and requirements. Needs are often described in terms of a linguistic deficiency, that is, as describing the difference between what a learner can presently do in a … Read moreSyllabus Design: Needs Analysis

A Beginner’s Guide to Syllabus Design

Syllabus Design

Language Curriculum Development Language curriculum development focuses on determining: what knowledge, skills and values students  learn in schools, what experiences should be provided to  bring about intended learning outcomes how learning and teaching in school can be planned, measured and evaluated Language Curriculum Developments deal with the following questions: What procedures can be used to … Read moreA Beginner’s Guide to Syllabus Design