Designing a Language Learning Syllabus

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Area 10 – Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche
Syllabus design plays an important role in the life of every teacher, however its centrality has become overshadowed by mainstream language teaching. A syllabus helps think systematically and coherently about what and how is being taught. Learning about the principles of syllabus design as well as being informed about the complexity of language teaching helps develop a more critical awareness of what a good syllabus actually is as well as review current practices. Are students being taught what they need to know? Are they being provided with meaningful and relevant pedagogic tasks? Is accuracy being focussed on at the expense of fluency or vice–versa? Is one aspect of language being privileged at the expense of others? These are just some of the questions that most teachers are concerned with. Finding appropriate answers is difficult. This book makes an attempt to give sufficient theoretical background that, combined with our own beliefs and assumptions about language teaching and learning, will help think about these issues systematically and overlay the whole pedagogical process with coherence. Sacha A. Berardo is from Woking, where the Martians originally landed and The Jam were formed. He lives and works in the south of Italy, collaborating with the CLA of the University of Salerno as well as the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia of the University of Basilicata. He is also author of Motivation & Study (Aracne, Roma 2007).
pagine: 64
formato: 17 x 24
ISBN: 978-88-548-1401-1
data pubblicazione: Ottobre 2007
marchio editoriale: Aracne
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