Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design

Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design

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Case studies are a powerful pedagogical tool for illuminating constructs and models in real-life contexts. Covering a wide range of teaching-learning contexts and offering in-depth analyses of ESL/ELT language curriculum design issues, this casebook is distinctive and unique in that each case draws on and is clearly linked to a single model presented in Nation and Macalistera€™s Language Curriculum Design (, giving the book a high degree of coherence. A short commentary by the editors after each case highlights features of note and/or issues arising from it. This is a versatile text, designed to work as a companion to Language Curriculum Design (adding meaning and depth to the model presented there by relating it to a range of applications), as a stand-alone text, or as a resource for language teacher trainees, teacher educators, practicing teachers, program administrators, and materials writers in the field.Before 2006, there were three tests and seven portfolio tasks in addition to the final exam, and students complained about an excessive workload. The tests have now been reduced to two and the portfolio tasks to four but, more importantly, theanbsp;...

Title:Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design
Author:John Macalister, I.S.P. Nation
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2015-04-15


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