DESIGNING LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAMS

EDU5DLP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Key issues in the development of materials and curriculum for language teaching are explored and related to assessment and reporting of learner language development. Students are introduced to basic principles and trends in materials and syllabus design from both a practical and a theoretical perspective. The relationship of materials and syllabus to wider issues of the nature of language, the nature of language learning and curriculum are explored and considered in the context of assessment goals and procedures. Some experience of language teaching would be preferable.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCase studies in language curriculum design: concepts and approaches in action around the world,PrescribedMacalister, J. and Nation, I. S. P. (eds)(2011)ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand key issues in the development of materials and curriculum for language teaching

Activities:
Designing language learning programs: how to choose and why

02. Understand key issues related to assessment and reporting of learner language development

Activities:
Designing language learning programs: context and purpose; Forms and functions in designing language learning programs

03. Understand basic principles and trends in materials and syllabus design from both a practical and a theoretical perspective

Activities:
What is theory and why is it useful; resources and practices in CLT; Task-based language teaching; Content-based language teaching

04. Understand the relationship of materials and syllabus to wider issues of the nature of language and the nature of language learning and curriculum

Activities:
Community connections in language learning and teaching

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
Eight 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 3000-word assignment70 01, 02, 03, 04
one poster presentation (1000-words equivalent)30 01, 04