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Chapter 2 - From Syllabus Design to Curriculum Development
Transcript of Chapter 2 - From Syllabus Design to Curriculum Development
should reflect the learner's needs Determining the Content
themes and topics
communicative needs Determining the Learner's Needs
an ongoing process
can include questionnaires, surveys, and interviews among other methods
functional syllabus purpose
discourse and rhetorical skills
variety of the target language needed
lexical content Approaches to Syllabus Design
organized according to the purpose of learning the language and the language performances needed The New Focus Aims and objectives Content Organization Evaluation Curriculum Development: A Network of Interacting Systems
language program design
implementation of program
evaluation Richards' Focus
move away from the classic systems approach
"curriculum renewal" - a better
many different components including:
review of principles
reworking of syllabuses
review of strategies
English for General Purposes
English for Specific Purposes(ESP)
In the 1950s - Situational Approach
In the 1960s - Audio-lingual Method Needs for Foreign Language in Europe In the 1970s, The Council of Europe (an organization of Europe countries designed to promote cultural and educational cooperation) decided to examine foreign language teaching policies more closely.
distinctive patterns of language
units of organization/structures
The ESP Approach