Second Language Curriculum Development

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Curriculum Design Project
Type: Assignment – Planning Document
Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Due Date:
24 Oct 13 17:00
Weight: 60%
Task Description:
Design a 10-week language learning program for a group of learners.
Word limit: Min: 2,500 Max: 3,000
Stage 1
Design a 10-week program suitable for a future class that you wish to teach. Present the program in a tabular framework. At minimum you should include the following in your framework:
◾ Topics
◾ Language focus (structure, function, lexical, phonological etc.)
◾ Skills focus
◾ Goals
◾ Outcomes
◾ Resources
◾ Tasks/activities
◾ Assessing learning
Stage 2
Then write a course rationale using the principles of curriculum design you have learned. Reference your justification with in-text citations and provide a reference list of recent works by different authors.
Include the following in your rationale:
1. Class profile:
◾ Teaching context, e.g. school, university, private institute
◾ Students’ age, language and social background
◾ Broad level of proficiency
◾ Type of class, e.g. general, academic, school subject
◾ Student general motivation/interest in English
◾ Length of lessons and number of hours taught per week.
2. Needs analysis:
◾ Learners’ entry and exit levels.
◾ Scope
◾ Sequence
3. Situation analysis:
◾ Contextual factors
◾ Learner factors
◾ Teacher factors
◾ Cultural considerations
4. Theories underlying your design of this program for this group of learners.
Criteria Marking:
Assessment criteria
Performance indicators.
1. Overview of your curriculum ( /15).
2. Understanding of curriculum design principles ( /10).
3. Knowledge of relevant theories ( /10).
4. Explanation and Justification of your curriculum design ( /20).
5. Appropriate presentation format ( /5).

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