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.
Table of Contents
1. Language Curriculum Design: An Overview
2. Environment Analysis
3. Needs Analysis
5. Goals, Content and Sequencing
6. Format and Presentation
7. Monitoring and Assessment
9. Approaches to Curriculum Design
10. Negotiated Syllabuses
11. Adopting and Adapting an Existing Course Book
12. Introducing Change
13. Planning an In-Service Course
14. Teaching and Curriculum Design
John Macalister is Professor in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Paul Nation is Professor Emeritus in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.