Brian North, Mila Angelova, Elƶbieta Jarosz and Richard Rossner
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.