Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design: Concepts and Approaches in Action Around the World

Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design: Concepts and Approaches in Action Around the World

by John Macalister, I.S.P. Nation
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415882311

ISBN-13: 9780415882316

Pub. Date: 03/24/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Crystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, this text describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practicing and applying them. The description of the steps is done at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. The process comes to

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Crystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, this text describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practicing and applying them. The description of the steps is done at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. The process comes to life through plentiful examples of actual applications of the steps. Each chapter includes:

• *Descriptions of examples from the authors’ experience and from published research

• *Tasks that encourage readers to relate the steps to their own experience

• *Case studies and suggestions for further reading that put readers in touch with others’ experience.

Curriculum, or course, design is largely a "how-to-do-it" activity that involves the integration of knowledge from many of the areas in the field of Applied Linguistics, such as language acquisition research, teaching methodology, assessment, language description, and materials production. Combining sound research/theory with state-of-the-art practice, Language Curriculum Design is widely applicable for ESL/EFL language education courses around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415882316
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/24/2011
Series:
ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Paul Nation and John Macalister

  3. A survival language learning syllabus for foreign travel
  4. Paul Nation and David Crabbe

  5. Design meeting context: A general English course for Burmese adults
  6. Katie Julian and Derek Foster

  7. Designing English language courses for Omani students
  8. Angela Joe

  9. My ideal vocabulary teaching course
  10. Paul Nation

  11. Opening the door to international communication: Peruvian officials and APEC
  12. Susan Smith

  13. Helping skilled migrants into employment: The workplace communication program
  14. Nicky Riddiford

  15. The blended language learning course in Taiwan: Issues & challenges of instructional design
  16. Gi-Zen Liu

  17. Designing the assessment of a university ESOL course
  18. John Read and Lizzy Roe

  19. Refreshing a writing course: The role of evaluation
  20. John Macalister

  21. Localizing Spanish in the Ann Arbor Languages Partnership: Develoopiing and using a ‘teachable’ curriculum
  22. Donald Freeman, Maria Coolican and Kathleen Graves

  23. Learning to teach Spanish: Identifying, inducting, and supporting apprentice teachers in the Ann Arbor Languages Partnership
  24. Donald Freeman, Maria Coolican and Kathleen Graves

  25. Negotiated syllabuses: Do you want to?
  26. Andrew Boon

  27. Enhancing consumerist literacy practices in an urbanizing community
  28. Moses Samuel and Saratha Sithamparam

  29. The teacher as intermediary between national curriculum and classroom
  30. Kevin Parent

  31. Developing a blogwriting program at a Japanese university

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