This text provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in planning, developing, and managing effective language programs.
The paperback edition provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in developing, managing, and evaluating effective second and foreign language programs and teaching materials. Key stages in the curriculum development process are examined, including situation analysis, needs analysis, goal setting, syllabus design, materials development and adaptation, teaching and teacher support, and evaluation. Discussion activities throughout the book enable it to be used as a reference text for teachers and administrators.
Provides a brief historical overview of the field of curriculum development and then introduces the reader to the major issues and practices in developing a language program
All new terms/concepts clearly explained
Discussion tasks and appendices at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to apply the content of each chapter to practical issues
This title is for language teachers who are interested in the relationship between grammar and vocabulary, and who are looking for activities which focus on units of language, such as chunks and patterns.