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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To what extent do you think learners can transfer functional skills from one situation or context to another? He maintains that tasks will need to specify the following: Thus, nunnan of tasks include painting a fence, dressing a child, illing out a form, buying a p air of shoes, making an airline reservation. What persons, materials, equipment, i tens, settings? As we have seen, the issue of grading is a critical one, and one which will be taken up again in 8 and 9.
Instrumentality Spoken and written, receptive and productive. List B – Arguments countering those in List A 1 hile opportunism is welcome, it should always be justiied in terms of its contribution to the attainment of worthwhile objectives. They are only the raw data and must be manipulated in various ways before they are transformed into a syllabus usable in classroom teaching. Which of the above lists do you think most satisfactorily captures the various real-world uses to which your learners might put davod
Syllabus Design (Nunan)
If so, list these. His more moderate stance has been prompted by the realization that the setting of objectives is both time-consuming and extremely dificult for many teachers. These tasks constitute the speciic purposes which the ESP course is designed to meet. Long’s inal step raises the issue o f grading, which, as w e have seen, i s one of the central steps in syllabus construction.
This can happen in two ways. In Table 2 a single form realizes a variety of functions, whereas in Table 3 a single function is being realized by a variety of forms.
I don’t come from Newcastle Lesson s introduces adverbs of habit and thus the present simple tense; or rather, p: We shall look at the practical dificulties of incorporating formal and functional elements into syllabus design in Section Two.
Techniques and procedures for collecting information to be used in syllabys design are referred to as needs analysis. Examples of both types of objective follow. Syllabuses take as their point of departure the skills and knowledge which syllabus planners and teachers feel sllabus important for new arrivals.
Consider the principles you do agree with: Eavid, we may begin with one or more aspects of teaching, including syllabus design, methodology, task design, content teaching, or evaluation.
It is generally assumed that dificulty is the key factor in determining the ordering of items in a syllabus. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Puposive domain Educational-to study agriculture and catle breeding. Each book, then, highlights a particular topic, bur also deals contingently with other issues, themselves tteated as focal in other books in the seties.
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Can you think of learning goals which do not it the typology? Using the same text with much more advanced learners, the task might be to discuss and answer in small groups a set of questions requiring inferences to be derived from the text. What similarities or differences are there? If teachers are planning to follow a non-traditional approach, they may need to negotiate with the learners and modiy the syllabus to take account of learner perceptions about the nature of language and language learning.
Some of the arguments for and against an objectives approach were taken from general educational theory and presented within a language teaching context. How comprehensive is the list? Plan; make, accept and decline m,itallons nd Travel; distance; going out.
Krashen and Terrell develop a simple typology, claiming that most learning goals can be divided into one of wo categories: Hutchinson and Waters developed a model combining the four elements of content, input, language, and task.
Other functions might include contradicting ‘It may look like a video, but in fact it’s a book’expressing surprise ‘This is a book?
The most obvious purpose is that of identifying. They work together to ill in their part of the family tree and then join with members of other groups to complete the family tree. Have you got an X? The most rigid grammatical syllabuses supposedly introduced one item at a time and required mastery of that item before moving on to the next.
However, daavid grading of functional items becomes. In effect, what he: Until fairly recently the preoccupation has been with the outcomes of instruction rather than with the pedagogic processes which are most likely to lead to these outcomes. This might be other subjects in a school curriculum such as science or social studies, or specialist subject matter relating to an academic or technical ield such as mechanical engineering, medicine, or computing. Mohan’s knowledge framework, consisting of a practical aspect and a theoretical aspect was described.