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Language Curriculum Development Talk (for English / ESL teachers)

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30 Orange Grove Rd

Level 5, Room 506 & 507

Singapore, 258352

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In this talk, the presenter begins by defining the objectives of a curriculum. This is followed by an explanation of the manner in which all curricula need to address the issues of selection and sequencing. To highlight this point, participants are asked to undertake specific curriculum tasks that demonstrate the dilemmas faced by material designers. These tasks illustrate the manner in which all curricula have strengths and weaknesses. In the end, the presenter argues that each teacher needs to select the curriculum type that is most effective for their students’ particular goals, level of language proficiency and interests.

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English / ESL Teachers

About the Speaker :

Sandra McKay is Professor Emerita of San Francisco State University. Her main areas of interest are sociolinguistics, English as an International Language, and second language pedagogy. For most of her career she has been involved in second language teacher education, both in the United States and abroad. Her books include Teaching EIL in Local Contexts around the World (with J. D. Brown, 2016, Routledge), Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language (edited with L. Alsagoff, G. Hu & W. Renandya, 2012, Routledge), Sociolinguistics and Language Education (edited with N. Hornberger, 2010, Multlingual Matters), and Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, Oxford University Press, Winner of the Ben Warren International Book Award for outstanding teacher education materials).

Registration closes on 24 Jan 2018

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