Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design: Concepts and Approaches in Action Around the World [NOOK Book]

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Case studies are a powerful pedagogical tool for illuminating constructs and models in real-life contexts. Covering a wide range of teaching-learning contexts and offering in-depth analyses of ESL/ELT language curriculum design issues, this casebook is distinctive and unique in that each case draws on and is clearly linked to a single model presented in Nation and Macalister’s Language Curriculum Design (routledge.com/9780415806060), giving the book a high degree of coherence. A short commentary by the editors ...

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Overview

Case studies are a powerful pedagogical tool for illuminating constructs and models in real-life contexts. Covering a wide range of teaching-learning contexts and offering in-depth analyses of ESL/ELT language curriculum design issues, this casebook is distinctive and unique in that each case draws on and is clearly linked to a single model presented in Nation and Macalister’s Language Curriculum Design (routledge.com/9780415806060), giving the book a high degree of coherence. A short commentary by the editors after each case highlights features of note and/or issues arising from it. This is a versatile text, designed to work as a companion to Language Curriculum Design (adding meaning and depth to the model presented there by relating it to a range of applications), as a stand-alone text, or as a resource for language teacher trainees, teacher educators, practicing teachers, program administrators, and materials writers in the field.

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Meet the Author

John Macalister is Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He specialises in the fields of language teaching methodology and curriculum design and draws on experience in teacher education and curriculum design in Thailand, Cambodia, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Namibia.


I.S.P. Nation is Professor in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In addition to books, his extensive list of publications on teaching and learning vocabulary, language teaching methodology, and curriculum design, includes journal articles, book chapters and book reviews. He has taught in Indonesia, Thailand, the United States, Finland and Japan.

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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


Patrick Foss



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