Course Design: Developing Programs and Materials for Language Learning

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 26, 1986 - Foreign Language Study - 194 pages
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Recognizing that teachers are often involved in planning and developing courses as part of their responsibilities, the authors have set out to describe the factors which must be considered in constructing courses and materials. They cover: the fact-finding stage, establishing realistic goals, surveying existing programmes, realizing goals through instructional plans, selecting the shape of the syllabus, and considerations involved in constructing communicative curricula and syllabuses. All of these aspects are considered against current theories of language learning. Examples of different types of materials are discussed, and the process of creating materials is described as the link between the syllabus and the audience. It ends with a survey of the practical issues involved in organizing writing projects. It is intended for teachers (and teachers in training) who may be involved in course planning and materials development either on a larger scale, or simply within their own institution.
 

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Contents

Let me show you the way
1
assessing societal factors
5
You havent changed a bit
10
Meet my roommate
20
The basis for curriculum and syllabus designing
23
Get a place of your own
29
syllabus
34
Well be working together
38
Read before you sign
70
Youre right
83
The scope of a communicative syllabus
88
I know exactly where I am
93
Focusing on language content in a communicative
106
materials that deal with sociocultural
122
materials that deal with the reading
147
the link between syllabus
167

How goals become realized through instructional plans
40
Its not my fault
48
Youre terrific
59
A curriculum developed on communicative goals
68
Epilogue
180
Acknowledgements
190
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