Thursday, May 30, 2024

Language Course Planning

Brian North, Mila Angelova, Elƶbieta Jarosz and Richard Rossner


ISBN: 9780194403283

This 216-page book, in the ‘Language Education Management’ series, draws on the cumulative expertise of Eaquals, the organisation concerned with quality standards. It seeks to describe good practice in course planning, explaining how to base planning on the ‘can-do’ descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The twelve chapters are arranged into four sections, systematically moving from needs analysis, through four layers of planning (curriculum level, syllabus, scheme of work and lesson plan) to assessment. The section on ‘backward design’ is particularly useful; sound advice is given on triangulating course objectives, materials and learners’ goals. Solid. Solid; authoritative.

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Pete Sharma
Pete Sharma
Pete is a teacher and teacher trainer with a Masters in Educational Technology and ELT from Manchester University, and a background in business English teaching. He is a lecturer in EAP at Warwick University, and an active consultant with many organisations. Pete's book reviews are provided courtesy of BEBC:
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