Subject details

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

  1. reflect on personal practices and examine contemporary approaches to syllabus design and evaluation in language teaching
  2. integrate knowledge of curricula in planning, teaching and evaluating degrees and materials, and assessing language ability
  3. analyse and interpret degrees, materials and test items
  4. evaluate and adapt learning materials and evaluation procedures so as to be educationally, culturally and socially appropriate.
  • Topics
    • Syllabus and Course Design Overview
    • Assessment Overview: Terminology and contemporary approaches
    • Product and Process syllabus types
    • Approaches to materials design in a digital age
    • Impact and backwash in assessment
    • Defining course objectives and selecting and grading content
    • Needs analysis in course design
    • Validity and Reliability
    • Practicality, Authenticity and Interactiveness in assessment
    • Preparing learners for external tests
    • Emerging and diverging approaches to assessment
    • Unit Review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

No eligibility requirements

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.

  • Assignment 1 - Exercise (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (60%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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