Syllabus Design

Sessions Topic Evaluation
#1 Syllabus Design: General Concepts  
#2 Need Analysis  
#3 Situation Analysis Reading Comprehension: Two-page report on what situation analysis is (5%)
#4 Planning goals and Learning outcomes  
#5 Course Planning and Syllabus design Virtual Campus Forum on Principles on how learning can be encouraged (5%)
#6 Course Planning and Syllabus design  
#7 Providing effective teaching Virtual Campus Forum: Qualities and Competencies of a good English Teacher (5%)
#8 The Role and Design of Instructional materials Debate: Instructional Material (15%)
#9 Approaches to Evaluation Virtual Campus Forum: Approaches to Evaluation (5%)
#10 Types and Approaches to Syllabus Design Oral Presentation  (10%)
#12 A communicative curriculum in Language Teaching Demonstration about a communicative class (25%)

Presentation of Syllabus

Final Project: Presentation of the Syllabus designed by the student  (30%)

Introduction to Drama

  Topic Evaluation
#1 Overview of the course and An Introduction to Drama  
#2 An Introduction to Drama Continues  
#3 Tragedy and its characteristics Oral Presentation / Group #1


#4 Comedy and its characteristics Oral Presentation / Group #2


#5 Tragicomedy and its characteristics Oral Presentation / Group #3


#6 Romeo and Juliet  by William Shakespeare (Book)  
#7 Midterm – Oral Exam 10%
#8 Midterm – Written Exam 15%
#9 Most Important plays in American Literature Presentation 10%
#10 Films: Hamlet (1990)

Films: Fences (2016)

#11 Death of a Salesman by American playwright Arthur Miller (Book) Roundtable in preparation for the exam
#12 Incorporation of Drama in English Teaching  
#13 Demonstration of a play 25%
#14 Oral Exam 10%
#15 Written Exam 20%


Session Date Topic Evaluation Percentage
#1 May 8th Vowel Sounds    
#2 May 15th Vowel Sounds    
#3 May 22nd Vowel Sounds    
#4 May 29th Diphthong Sounds Quiz 5%
#5 June 5th Consonant Sounds    
#6 June 12th Consonant Sounds    
#7 June  19th Consonant Sounds Quiz 10%
#8 June 26th    Exam 25%
#9 July 3rd Consonant Sounds
#10 July 10th Oral Task (A) 10%
#11 July 17th Oral Task  (B)
#12 July 24th Regular Past Tense    
#13 July 31   Oral Assignment 10%
#14 August 7th Final Review Quiz 10%
#15 August 14th   Final Exam 30%

Oral Communication and Pronunciation III

  1. Chronogram: Oral Communication and Pronunciation III
  2. Program: Oral Communication and Pronunciation III
Date Thursdays Saturdays
#1 Overview: Review of Phonetic Symbols Globalization
#2 The Phonetic Alphabet: Vowels Globalization
#3 The Phonetic Alphabet: Diphtongs Education
#4 The Phonetic Alphabet: Consonants Medicine
#5 Word Transcription Medicine
#6 Word Transcription Risk
#7 Midterm Written Exam (20%) Midterm Oral Exam (10%)
#8 Pronunciation of “s” and “ed” endings Manufacturing
#9 Phrasal Verbs Environment
#10 Phrasal Verbs Environment
#11 Modal Verbs Architecture
#12 Active and Passive Voice Energy
#13 Complex Prepositions Art and Design
#14 Verbs followed by Infinitives Ageing
#15 Final  Written Exam (15%) Final Oral  Exam (15%)

Introduction to Literature

Session Topic Literary Work Evaluation
#1  Types of Conflicts and Points of View
#2 Characterization, themes and settings
#3 Literary Genres: Poetry The road not taken
#4 Literary Genres: Fiction and Non- Fiction  


#5 Literary Genres: Short Stories Angel in Disguise
#6 Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Midterm Exam (25%)

#8 Drama: Comedy and Tragedy

Drafts – Literary Movements 5%

#9 Literary Movements

Oral Presentation – Literary Movements


#10 Literary Movements
#11 Literary Movements
#12 Literary Movements
#13 American Psycho (Post-Modernism)

On the road (The Beat Generation)

Assignment 10%


#14 Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Assignment 10%

Final Exam 30%


Lesson A

  1. Topic:  Antropology: Culture ShockAudio
  2. Topic:  Antropology: Third World Kids Audio
  3. Topic:  Biology-Animal IntelligenceAudio
  4. Topic:  Biology: The Variety of Life on Earth
  5. Topic:  Developing Nations
  6. Topic:  Developing Nations
  7. Topic:  Midterm Written Exam (2o%)
  8. Topic:  Environmental Health – What happens to our  trash?Audio
  9. Topic:  Environmental Health – What happens to our  trash? Audio
  10. Topic:  Endangered Species
  11. Topic:  Phrasal Verbs
  12. Topic:  Phrasal Verbs
  13. Topic:  Day Off
  14. Topic: Midterm Written Exam (2o%)

Lesson B

  1. Topic:  Pronunciation Review : Vowel and Diphthongs, Phonetic Transcriptions
  2. Topic:  Pronunciation: Front Vowels Practice
  3. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  4. Topic:  Pronunciation: Central Vowels
  5. Topic:  Pronunciation:  Back Vowels
  6. Topic: Oral Task (5%)
  7. Topic:  Midterm Oral Exam (10%)
  8. Topic:  Consonants Clusters
  9. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  10. Topic:  Group Presentation (15%)
  11. Topic:  Long and Short Vowels
  12. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  13. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  14. Topic: Final Oral Exam ( 10%)


  1. Topic:  Teaching Across Age andProficiency Levels
  2. Topic:  Techniques and Materials
  3. Topic:  Lesson Planning
  4. Topic:  Initiating Interaction in the classroom
  5. Topic:  Classroom Management
  6. Topic:  Teaching Activities using Technology
  7. Topic:  Integrating the Four skills
  8. Topic:  Teaching Listening
  9. Topic:  Teaching Speaking
  10. Topic:  Teaching Reading
  11. Topic:  Teaching Writing
  12. Topic:  Form- Focused Instruction
  13. Topic:  Teaching Activities: Part A
  14. Topic:  Teaching Activities Part B


In Oral Communication II, the student is expected to show a positive attitude toward learning English, to improve his listening and speaking skills and to develop more his/her fluency.


Technical English

  1. Topic: Pronunciation basics
  2. Topic: Tenses in  English
  3. Topic: Parts of the Speech 
  4. Topic: Types of sentences / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  5. Topic: Writing a paragraph / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  6. Topic: Preparing a Resume
  7. Topic: The Human Body  and Systems / Presentation of a topic (25%)
  8. Topic: The Human Body  and Systems / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  9. Topic:  Diseases/Mental Disorders /Infections  / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  10. Topic: Signs and Symptoms
  11. Topic:  Ways to prevent and cure a diseases/ Reading Comprehension (5%)
  12. Topic:  Accidents and Emergencies
  13. Topic:  Presentation of a case (25%)
  14. Topic:   Hygiene
  15. Final:   Final Exam (25%)

Reading Skills

In reading skills, the students will be able  to comprehend texts, use vocabulary, apply reading skills and improve his communication as they discuss topics and short stories.


Websites and Resources

  1. WordPress: It is the best blogging platform
  2. Blogger: It is the second best blogging platform
  3. Slideshare:  The Youtube  for slideshows and documents
  4. Quizlet: The best online memorization tool
  5. Canva: The easiest  design program in the world
  6. Clipgrab: A friendly downloader for youtube and other sites
  7. Teaching for MEP: All things MEP (Teaching English In Costa Rica)



  • Lesson #1: Introduction to Language Assessment (Overview)
  • Lesson#2: Testing, Assessing and Teaching
  • Lesson#3:  Principles of Language Assessment
  • Lesson#4:  Designing Classroom Language Tests
  • Lesson#5:  Understanding the Nature of Standarized Tests
  • Lesson#6:  Understanding Assessment based on the current MEP Guidelines
  • Lesson#7:  Applying MEP Policies into Testing
  • Lesson#8:  Midterm Exam
  • Lesson#9:  Assessing Listening
  • Lesson#10: Assessing Speaking
  • Lesson#11:  —————
  • Lesson#12:  Assessing Reading and Writing
  • Lesson#13:  Alternative Assessment method  and Types of Rubrics
  • Lesson#14:  Assessing Skills
  • Lesson#15:  Final Exam


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