Language Curriculum Design

Author: I.S.P Nation

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 240

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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: 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.

Language Curriculum Design

Author: I.S.P Nation

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 558

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: 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.

Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design

Concepts and Approaches in Action Around the World

Author: John Macalister

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 343

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 (www.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.

Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation

Author: Peter Mickan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 133

View: 345

This book fills a gap in language education through the application of social theory to curriculum design. It describes an integrated theoretical framework for curriculum design and presents examples of text-based curriculum. As such, it will provide teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teaching children and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education as well as serving as a practical guide for students training to become teachers.

Language Curriculum Design

Author: John Macalister

Publisher: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 240

View: 488

Now in its second edition, Language Curriculum Design describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practising and applying them. Crystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, the steps are laid out at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. Updated throughout with cutting-edge research and theory, the second edition contains new examples on curriculum design and development and expanded attention on environment analysis, needs analysis, and programme evaluation. The process comes to life through plentiful examples of actual applications from the authors' experience and from published research. Each chapter also includes tasks that encourage readers to relate the steps to their own experience, and case studies and suggestions for further reading. 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.

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN:

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 321

View: 629

This text provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in developing, managing, and evaluating effective second materials.

Task-based Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 387

View: 919

This book explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks, and seeks to clarify the issues raised by recent work in this field. The book shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminate the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment. The author brings an accessible style and broad scope to an area of contemporary importance to both SLA and language pedagogy.

The Elements of Language Curriculum

A Systematic Approach to Program Development

Author: James Dean Brown

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 977

This text provides a practical, comprehensive overview of the different phases and activities involved in developing and implementing a sound, rational, and effective language program. It systematically describes and exemplifies all the elements of language curriculum design. Activities and exercises, graphic organizers, and sample language programs illustrate and promote pedagogically sound practice and effective integration of material.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design

Author: Peter Mickan

Publisher: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

ISBN:

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 316

View: 976

Curriculum design options cover a continuum from regional and school-based programs to national and international frameworks. How does policy speak to practice? What have teacher-researchers discovered through in-classroom studies? Where do you begin to describe or measure 'effective' language education curriculum design? The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design presents a comprehensive collection of essays on these issues by 31 established practitioners and new researchers. Informed by experienced scholarship and fresh studies, this handbook shares international perspectives on language education from policy and curriculum to teacher training and future directions. The handbook addresses language education curriculum design across five sections: Language curriculum design: perspectives, policies and practices Designs across the curriculum Curriculum designs in language education Curriculum resources, evaluation and assessment Teacher education, research and future projects With contributions from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Switzerland, Timor-Leste and more, the handbook represents the breadth of research into and the global implications for sound language education curriculum design. It considers equally the needs of students and policy makers from urban metropolises and remote communities. It is designed to reinvigorate discussions about education policy, curriculum management and the role of teacher-researchers.

Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts

Meeting the Common Core With Intellectual Integrity, K–12

Author: Lois A. Lanning

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 712

Fusing Lynn Erickson's groundbreaking curriculum model with implementation guidelines and sample units, this book puts you on the fast track to using concept-based curriculum.