Language Teaching: A Scheme for Teacher Education Editors: C N Candlin and H G Widdowson Syllabus Design David Nunan Oxford University Press David Nunan is a greatly respected author in EFL circles, and it was with some suprise that I hit his “Syllabus Design” like a brick wall. Unlike some of his other. Syllabus Design has 77 ratings and 3 reviews. Andreas said: My weapon when I was in charged as Head of Research and Development at Centre for Language.

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Krashen and Terrell develop a simple typology, claiming that most learning goals can be divided into one of wo categories: These wi ll in clude age, sex, n at ion ali y, mother tongue, comm and of t arget langu age, other langu ages, et c. If so, what are they? On the contrary, the concept of a syllbaus implies making coherent links between all these different areas of enquiry and activity.

He t ravel led b y second class both ways. The irst question to confront the syllabus designer is where the content is to come from in the irst place. How m uch did he spend on the t ra i n dewign

Intended occup ati on: A Scheme for Teacher Education. The irst of these is learner analysis, while the second is task analysis. Swan davjd Walter 1 What conclusions would you come to about the sylpabus o f ease o r dificulty o f different verb and tense forms?

If asked why he is a ttending a language course, a learner is more likely to reply that he wants to be able ‘to understand the news on television’, or ‘to obtain goods and services as nunann tourist in the target country’ than ‘to master the distinction between the pres ent perfect and simple past’ or ‘to use the article system appropriately’. The functional-notional syllabus will promote activities which attempt to replicate in class ‘real’ communication. As Widdowson has pointed out: One early criticism was that structurally-graded syllabuses misrepresented the nature of that complex phenomenon, language.


It could be argued that any comprehensive syllabus needs to speciy both syllabus and product objectives. What we mean when we refer to ‘process’ is a series of actions directed toward some end.

Have you got any children? Analysis of the language u sed in di fferent domai ns seems to indicate thatapa n from ce nai n technical term s, lin guis ic eleme nt s are remar kab ly simi lar. Good tasks, he suggests, should: Books by David Nunan. Demonstrating syllabus design 73 6 Needs and goals 75 6. ninan

Syllabus Design

At this point in time, then, the direct application of SLA research to syllabus design is rather limited. Finally, we shall examine a range of task types. In fact t hey cou ld pro ba bly generate end less lists o f ‘co mmon everyday tasks ‘. I Do you believe that process and task-based syllabuses represent I legitimate approaches to syllabus design?

In books and papers on the subject, it is possible cavid distingeish a broad and a narrow approach to syllabus design. In general, do cesign learners seem to favour 1 a traditional 2 a communicative 3 an eclectic or ‘mixed’ approach to instruction?

They did so in tending to focus on only one aspect of language, that is, formal grammar. The most obvious purpose is that of identifying. What do you think are the implications for syllabus design of the notion that structures are acquired in a predetermined order?

Students have to circulate and ind members of their family.

If some form of needs analysis has been carried out to establish the purposes and needs of a given group of learners or of an educational system, a necessary second step is to translate them into instructional goals.


Roles of Teachers and Learners also deals with task ypes and the sorts of language they stimulate. In recent years, some applied linguists have shifted focus from the outcomes of instruction, i. The need to make value judgements and choices in deciding what to include in or omit from spe’ ciications of content and which elements are to be the basic building blocks of the syllabus, presents syllabus designers with constant problems.

The centr al question here is: Although this book is principally concerned with the selecrion and grading of input, it is important for syllabus design to be seen as an integral part of the total curriculum.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 16, Derek Dewitt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rath er, wh en w esay that som eon e can sp eak a languag e, w e mean hat hat p erson can sp eak th e languag e in th e sorts of situations p eopl e commonly encount er.

Us ing the above list as a guide, write down the v ar ious sk ills and know ledge wh ich w ou ld be re qu ired for a le arner to underst and a r ad io – we ather report.

A Scheme for Teacher Education 1 – 10 of 12 books. Lesson I has drilled copula and adjective combinations: We saw in 4 that the Bangalore Project has received a good deal of publicity. Nancy’s the youngest – she’s only eighteen. Prabhl provides the following three task ‘types’ which were used in the project.