course & materials design (cmd)
Focusing on "the concept of authenticity," two course participants discuss their MAP assignment ideas.
Quotes from a highly recommended article (Breen 1985) on the concept of "authenticity".
The concept of "bankruptcy" is defined and commented upon.
"Bankrupcy" as a criterion for syllabus evaluation: what does this mean? In addition, comments on the idea of course participants sharing assignments.
Which books are worth buying for the CMD module?
Recommendations for good textbooks for teaching business English.
Gaining a theoretical understanding of a chosen course book by applying principles learned in CSD.
What's the difference between a course, a syllabus, and a curriculum?
A discussion of literature looking at lexical syllabi in a critical light.
Recommend books for learning about TBL (Task-Based Learning) and for designing communicative tasks.
A link to an interesting discussion at the TESL-EJ Forum about the problems with textbook innovation.
Experiences of using a negotiated syllabus are discussed. In addition, advice is given for implementing one successfully.
CPs examine and compare textbooks created in their local contexts with those from major publishers.
A CP presents a detailed account of trialing original learning materials.
What is the difference between a narrow and broad definition of a task?
A questionnaire designed to gauge how teachers conduct needs analysis in their workplaces.
A discussion about the pros/cons of negotiating a syllabus with your students.
Where and how does second language acquisition (SLA) appear in our MSc program?
Task-based learning (TBL) is all well and good, but how exactly to you design an entire course syllabus around it?