The course makes students aware of the important types of syllabi and their characteristic
features,  and  processes  of  syllabus  designing.  It  deals  with  ELT  materials  development
(within the framework of given syllabus type) and explains how to adapt and evaluate them
or how to make the best-informed choices of materials or text-books for given group of

Course Contents:

    • Principles and process of syllabus design
      • Kinds of ELT syllabus
      • Conducting Needs Analysis
      • Evaluating and Designing a Syllabus
    • Curriculum Provision
      • Subjects, Programmes, Courses, Levels
      • Time allocations, Options structures
      • Provision for Students with Special Needs
      • Breadth and Balance
      • Relevance and Differentiation
      • Co-curricular Activities
    • Curriculum Planning and Coordination
      • Structures for Planning
      • Procedures for Collaboration
      • Programme Coordination
      • Cross-Curricular Issues
    • Curriculum Implementation: Teaching and Learning Processes
      • Review its current situation with regard to:
        • the grouping of students for learning (streaming/banding/mixed ability grouping)
        • teaching methodologies
        • classroom environment
        • classroom practice
      • Consider whether classroom processes are serving the aims and objectives of the curriculum and promoting the development of students as effective and responsible learners.
    • Curriculum Outcomes: Student Progress and Attainment
      • Methods of assessing student progress and attainment

Recommended Readings:

      1. Dubin, F and Olshtain, E. (2001). Course Design: Developing Programmers and Materials for Language Learning, CUP
      2. O’Brien, J. G., Millis, B. J., & Cohen, M. G. (2008). The course syllabus: A learning-centered approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
      3. Prégent, R. (2000). Charting your course: How to prepare to teach moreeffectively. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing.
      4. Svinicki, M. D., & McKeachie, W. J. (2011). Countdown for course preparation. In McKeachie’s teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers (pp. 10-20). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
      5. Wehlburg, C. M. (2006). Meaningful course revision: Enhancing academicengagement using student learning data. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.