Designing Language Courses

This text provides a practical guide to designing language courses by encouraging teachers to explore ways of planning and organizing content, and evaluating materials.

Designing Language Courses

Author: Kathleen Graves

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9780838479094

Page: 308

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Designing Language Courses: A Guide for Teachers is a clear and comprehensive overview of course design. This text provides a practical guide to designing language courses by encouraging teachers to explore ways of planning and organizing content, and evaluating materials.

Course Design

Course planning and development, in the context of current theories of language learning.

Course Design

Author: Fraida Dubin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521256763

Page: 194

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Course planning and development, in the context of current theories of language learning.

Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design

Each case draws on and is linked to the model presented in Nation and Macalister's Language Curriculum Design.

Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design

Author: John Macalister

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136944206

Page: 224

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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 (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.

Teaching Language Online

Practical and accessible, this book comprehensively covers everything you need to know to design, develop, and deliver successful online, blended, and flipped language courses.

Teaching Language Online

Author: Victoria Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429761104

Page: 286

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Practical and accessible, this book comprehensively covers everything you need to know to design, develop, and deliver successful online, blended, and flipped language courses. Grounded in the principles of instructional design and communicative language teaching, this book serves as a compendium of best practices, research, and strategies for creating learner-centered online language instruction that builds students’ proficiency within meaningful cultural contexts. This book addresses important topics such as finding and optimizing online resources and materials, learner engagement, teacher and student satisfaction and connectedness, professional development, and online language assessment. Teaching Language Online features: A step-by-step guide aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages: Learning, Teaching and Assessment, and the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards Research-based best practices and tools to implement effective communicative language teaching (CLT) online Strategies and practices that apply equally to world languages and ESL/EFL contexts Key takeaway summaries, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading in every chapter Free, downloadable eResources with further readings and more materials available at www.routledge.com/ 9781138387003 As the demand for language courses in online or blended formats grows, K-16 instructors urgently need resources to effectively transition their teaching online. Designed to help world language instructors, professors, and K-12 language educators regardless of their level of experience with online learning, this book walks through the steps to move from the traditional classroom format to effective, successful online teaching environments.

Designing Language Teaching Tasks

Task. Design? 1. The colleague was R. V. White and the workshops were held for
the British Schools chain in Italy. 2. The source is the 1997 British Council/British
Tourist Authority advice pack entitled Marketing English Language Courses.

Designing Language Teaching Tasks

Author: K. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230596673

Page: 196

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Short-listed for the British Council Innovation Awards 2004 that promote and reward excellence in English Language Teaching Designing Language Teaching Tasks provides a research-based account of how experienced teachers and task designers prepare activities for use in the language classroom. It gives detailed information on the procedures which designers follow. The book is a description of research and will therefore interest applied linguists and students in the field. It is written in a clear and comprehensible way, and should appeal to all those who want to learn to write good language teaching materials.

Planning Lessons and Courses

This book deals with the kinds of everyday questions working teachers face as they plan lessons and courses. Each chapter contains an analysis of the issue under discussion, as well as practical principles and sample activities.

Planning Lessons and Courses

Author: Tessa Woodward

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125333598

Page: 249

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This book deals with the kinds of everyday questions working teachers face as they plan lessons and courses. Each chapter contains an analysis of the issue under discussion, as well as practical principles and sample activities.

Global Practices of Language Teaching Proceedings of the 2008 International Online Language Conference IOLC 2008

Graves, K. (2000), Designing language courses: A guide for teachers, Boston,
Heinle & Heinle Publishers. Kidd, R. and Marquardson, B. (1993), Sourcebook:
For integrating ESL and content instruction using the foresee approach,
Winnipeg, ...

Global Practices of Language Teaching  Proceedings of the 2008 International Online Language Conference  IOLC 2008

Author: Azadeh Shafaei

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599429330

Page:

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The first International Online Language Conference was successfully held in September 2008. This event invited professors, Masters and Ph.D. students, and academicians from around the world to submit papers in areas related to the conference theme. The event was organized by International Online Knowledge Service Provider (IOKSP). The main conference objectives were as follows: to provide a platform for language educators, academicians, and researchers from diverse cultural backgrounds to exchange ideas and the best practices for effective language teaching and learning; to promote better understanding of cultural diversity in language learning; to encourage language educators to be involved in the research process in order to achieve comprehensive excellence; and to produce a collection of scholarly papers.

Course Design for TESOL

Course Design for TESOL offers a unique approach of integrating curriculum with teaching activities to allow language educators to utilize the text in a variety of courses in a TESOL program.

Course Design for TESOL

Author: Florian Mihai

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 9780472035540

Page: 328

View: 647

Course Design for TESOL offers a unique approach of integrating curriculum with teaching activities to allow language educators to utilize the text in a variety of courses in a TESOL program. Although the authors assume readers have a basic knowledge of English grammar, this textbook/resource is designed to be comprehensible to those who have not had an SLA or Applied Linguistics course. Because each language skill is discussed in detail in terms of important theories and concepts and actual teaching activities are included, the book can also be used in a Methods course or a combined Curriculum Design-Methods (or Methods and Materials) course. Part I explores the basic language acquisition theories and their influences on current teaching practices in the field. Part II then moves on to the core elements of designing a curriculum or course: conducting the needs analysis, setting of course goals/objectives, designing the syllabus, and writing lesson plans. Part III: Instructional Activities and Assessment Techniques features chapters on the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and culture. Within each of these chapters, the authors address the fundamental issues related to the teaching of each skill and then discuss the components of a good activity for that skill (and how to design one), and then offer four sample activities (one for each type of syllabus) and guidance on assessing that skill. The activities can be adapted for use in a variety of classrooms and settings. Part IV addresses contemporary trends--curriculum issues in North America and Europe (standards and educational policy), practices in teaching in Asia (particularly China and Korea), and technology-enhanced learning.

Language Curriculum Design

Design. After working through this chapter you should be able to decide on a
starting point for curriculum design, and a way of covering the steps. ... Figure 9.1
is taken from Designing Language Courses by Kathleen Graves (2000). This is a
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Language Curriculum Design

Author: John Macalister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042951560X

Page: 240

View: 417

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 practicing 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 program 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.

Communicative Syllabus Design

This book provides a model for specifying the syllabus content relevant to the differing needs of ESP learners.

Communicative Syllabus Design

Author: John Munby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521282949

Page: 232

View: 319

This book provides a model for specifying the syllabus content relevant to the differing needs of ESP learners.

Learning Design

In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design.

Learning Design

Author: Rob Koper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540228141

Page: 412

View: 488

E-learning is still in its infancy. This can be seen both in the limited pedagogical quality and lack of portability of e-learning content, and in the lack of user-friendly tools to exploit the opportunities offered by current technologies. To be successful, e-learning must offer effective and attractive courses and programmes to learners, while at the same time providing a pleasant and effective work environment for staff members who have the task to develop course materials, plan the learning processes, provide tutoring, and assess performance. To overcome these deficiencies, the IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. released the Learning Design Specification in 2003. With Learning Design it is possible to develop and present advanced, interoperable e-learning courses embracing educational role and game playing methods, problem-based learning, learning community approaches, adaptivity and peer coaching and assessment methods. In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design. The result is a rich and lasting source of information for both e-learning course and tool developers, providing information about the specification itself, how to implement it in practice, what tools to use, and what pitfalls to avoid. The book not only reports first experiences, but also goes beyond the current state of the art by looking at future prospects and emerging applications.

Language Curriculum Design

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.

Language Curriculum Design

Author: I.S.P Nation

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0203870735

Page: 224

View: 909

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.

English Teaching Forum

Social psychology and second language learning : The role of attitudes and
motivation . London : Edward Arnold . Graves , K. 2000. Designing language
courses : A guide for teachers . Boston : Heinle and Heinle . Johnson , D. M. , and
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English Teaching Forum

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Teachers as Course Developers

The book provides a framework for the processes of course development which any teacher can use in developing his or her own courses.

Teachers as Course Developers

Author: Kathleen Graves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052149768X

Page: 213

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This is a book about how language teachers themselves rather than curriculum specialists develop and implement their own courses. The paperback edition illuminates the process of course development through the narratives of six ELT teachers who have designed courses in widely varying contexts worldwide. Graves provides a framework for course design and examines how these six teachers have utilized or departed from the framework in meeting the challenges of their particular situations. Each narrative is followed by an analysis and a set of tasks that direct the reader's attention to a particular aspect of the framework.

The Design of Learning Experience

This book delves into two divergent, yet parallel themes; first is an examination of how educators can design the experiences of learning, with a focus on the learner and the end results of education; and second, how educators learn to ...

The Design of Learning Experience

Author: Brad Hokanson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319165046

Page: 292

View: 936

This book delves into two divergent, yet parallel themes; first is an examination of how educators can design the experiences of learning, with a focus on the learner and the end results of education; and second, how educators learn to design educational products, processes and experiences. The book seeks to understand how to design how learning occurs, both in the instructional design studio and as learning occurs throughout the world. This will change the area's semantics; at a deeper level, it will change its orientation from instructors and information to learners; and it will change how educators take advantage of new and old technologies. This book is the result of a research symposium sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT].

Designing Online Learning

This book provides an introduction and helpful guide to online education for librarians and educators in the K–12, public, and academic library settings.

Designing Online Learning

Author: Susan Webreck Alman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884637X

Page: 100

View: 162

This book provides an introduction and helpful guide to online education for librarians and educators in the K–12, public, and academic library settings.

Studies in Language and Language Behavior

... Brethower Thoughts on designing language courses D. M. Brethower Variety
and programmed instruction , or what can't be programmed G. L. Geis
Bibliography of programmed instruction S. F. Knapp Differential rates of learning
Mandarin ...

Studies in Language and Language Behavior

Author: University of Michigan. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior

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