Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. reflect on personal practices in relationship to contemporary theory and practice in designing courses of second language instruction
  2. integrate knowledge of learner needs, instructional goals and objectives, syllabus design, materials writing and test development
  3. analyse and interpret example of course material and language assessment tests
  4. evaluate adapt learning materials and tests to be educationally, culturally and socially appropriate in specific contexts.
    • Language Course Design: Key Components
    • Contemporary Options in Language Course Design: An Historical Perspective
    • Tasks in Language Teaching and Learning: Psycholinguistics, the Learner, and the Social Context
    • Input-Based Tasks
    • Interactive Tasks
    • Output-Based Tasks
    • Syllabus Design
    • Lesson Planning and Implementational Options
    • Assessing Performance
    • Evaluating Language Instruction
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-MED-MAS-2019
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2019
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2019

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject enables students to reflect on personal practice in the light of emerging and diverging approaches to syllabus design and evaluation in language teaching.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Exercise (40%)
  • Report (60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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