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Course Design Developing Programs and Materials for Language Learning

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ISBN-10: 052127642X

ISBN-13: 9780521276429

Edition: 1986

Authors: Fraida Dubin, Elite Olshtain, Michael Swan

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Recognizing that teachers are often involved in planning and developing courses as part of their responsibilities, the authors 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…    
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/26/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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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