Current trends on syllabus design in foreign language instruction

Rahimpour, Massoud (2010). Current trends on syllabus design in foreign language instruction. In: Innovation and Creativity in Education. 2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), Istanbul, Turkey, (1660-1664). 4-8 February 2010. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.254

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Author Rahimpour, Massoud
Title of paper Current trends on syllabus design in foreign language instruction
Conference name 2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010)
Conference location Istanbul, Turkey
Conference dates 4-8 February 2010
Proceedings title Innovation and Creativity in Education   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.254
ISBN *****************
ISSN 1877-0428
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 1660
End page 1664
Total pages 5
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The last decade has seen lots of changes in many fields of education. The field of syllabus design in foreign language instruction is no exception. The main purpose of this paper is thus to examine critically the recent approaches in syllabus design. First, three schools of syllabus design A) Lancaster School, B) London School, and C) Toronto School will be introduced. Then the following six types of syllabi which will be of particular relevance for foreign language education and syllabus design will be explained. (a) structural syllabus (b) notional/functional syllabus (c) situational syllabus (d) skill-based syllabus (e) content-based syllabus (f) task-based syllabus.
© 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Foreign language instruction
Language education
Material development
Syllabus design
Task-based syllabus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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