This course aims to introduce participants to current theoretical and practical development in EFL, and to present them with the opportunity to develop their expertise in the design of EFL programmes and teaching materials which can be used in their own specific educational contexts. At the end of the course students will be able to report in an essay the implications and challenges of designing a course in the light of current trends of language teaching and learning.
- Develop participants’ ability to analyse and evaluate current approaches to course design and development, including areas such as needs analysis, syllabus specification and course management.
- Develop participants’ ability to design courses with appropriate goals and objectives, organization, tasks and texts, etc.
- Enhance the students’ understanding of the importance of context and cross-cultural perspectives in both course and curriculum design.