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Course Design : Developing Programs and Materials for Language Learning - Fraida Dubin

Course Design

Developing Programs and Materials for Language Learning

By: Elite Olshtain, Fraida Dubin (Compiled by)

Paperback Published: 26th January 1987
ISBN: 9780521276429
Number Of Pages: 208

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Recognizing that teachers are often involved in planning and developing courses as part of their responsibilities, the authors of this book 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. The book ends with a survey of the practical issues involved in organizing writing projects. The book 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.

' ... provides a clear view of the overall nature of course design and aspects to be considered in language instruction, along with integrated examples and suggestions ... I recommend it as the book with the greatest potential of those currently on the market for painless reading and expertise enhancement.' The Language Teacher

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Introduction
The fact-finding stage: assessing societal factors
The basis for curriculum and syllabus designing
How goals become realized through instructional plans
A curriculum developed on communicative goals
The scope of a communicative syllabus
Focusing on language content in a communicative syllabus
Focusing on process: materials that deal with sociocultural appropriateness
Focusing on product: materials that deal with the reading skill
Creating materials: the links between syllabus and audience
Epilogue
Cumulative bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
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ISBN: 9780521276429
ISBN-10: 052127642X
Series: New Directions in Language Teaching
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26th January 1987
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3