Moving Beyond the Grammatical Syllabus
Practical Strategies for Content-Based Curriculum Design
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after October 25, 2021
In this concise and practical book, Martel advocates for a content-based approach to foreign language curriculum design that emphasizes communicative competence, cognitive engagement, and social justice. Intended primarily for busy teachers with limited preparation time, the book includes:
- An introduction to content-based instruction and its use to date in foreign language education
- Step-by-step strategies for designing content-based unit plans, lesson plans, and assessments
- A complete curricular unit that serves as a guiding example, including nine lesson plans and a summative assessment
The book is accompanied by a website that will feature additional examples of content-based curricular materials across a range of languages and proficiency levels, available at http://cbi.middcreate.net/movingbeyond.
Table of Contents
List of Tables
1- CBI and Foreign Language Education
2- Unit Architecture: The "Content Nucleus"
3- Unit Architecture: Content and Language Integration
4- Content and Language Integrated Lesson Planning
Appendix A- Thematic Unit Plan Template
Appendix B- Standards by Subject
Appendix C- Content Research Planning Guide
Appendix D- Language Analysis Planning Guide
Appendix E- Lesson Objectives Planning Guide
Appendix F- Lesson Plan Template
Appendix G- Complete Unit Example: (Anti)racism in Quebec
Jason Martel is an associate professor of TESOL/TFL at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.