|Text-based syllabus design is a practical
guide for language teachers working in an outcomes-based curriculum or syllabus
framework. It responds to the recent movement towards an approach based on whole
texts which has influenced major language teaching curriculum and syllabus
initiatives in Australia.
This handbook explores the implementation of an
outcomes-based curriculum in language classrooms. It outlines the principles behind
text-based syllabus design, showing how effective practice relates to well researched
theories of language and language learning.
Clear guidelines and practical ideas are provided
for designing language courses and programs based on whole texts and supporting
students to achieve particular learning outcomes.
It also illustrates how to prepare text-based units
of work and outlines a well researched classroom methodology. It shows how to
analyse learner need and how to integrate the monitoring of learner progress,
and the assessment of learner achievement against outcomes, into courses and programs.
References and readings are included.
An essential resource for teachers working in the
national AMEP, NSW TAFE ESL curriculums, the NSW K-6 English Syllabus and the
NSW School Certificate English Course Performance Descriptors.
This book expertly explores
text-based syllabus and course design and implementation.
SCAN, April 1999
Text-based Syllabus design
fills a real gap in the discussion and understanding of language sylabus types.
VATME Newsletter 84, September 1998
The text-based syllabus design is a valuable
aid in the development of syllabuses
The ESL industry has been a rapidly
expanding one and Australian language teachers still require well organised and
user friendly syllabuses to make use of vast language resources. This book will
help to attain just that!
||ATESOL Newsletter, 24, 2
|Book 152 pp
||ISBN 1 86408 312 3