Programs and Coursebooks in ELT

Programs and Coursebooks in ELT

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 15

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Skela Janez

Content

- the potential relationship between instructional materials and the syllabus/curriculum;
- different approaches to the ELT syllabus design (also from a historical perspective);
- different ELT syllabus types (e.g. grammatical, functional-notional, task-based, situational, lexical, procedural; modular, mixed-focus model, etc.);
- advantages and disadvantages of different syllabus types, and the main principles of the processes of curriculum development
- the textbook as the most tangible and visible aspect within the ELT curriculum;
- the effects and impact of the textbook on the teaching and learning of English;
- the general characteristics and principles of ELT materials;
- analysis and evaluation of different aspects of the ELT coursebook: (language/subject matter) content, selection and gradation of content, sequencing of grammatical items, language skills, topics and values, teaching methodology;
- categories, criteria and formats used to evaluate, select, analyse, adapt and construct teaching materials