Curriculum Design in Language Education

This module aims to provide an introduction to some of the main aspects of research, theory and practice involved in the evaluation and design of curricula for English language education. It does so by looking in turn at each of the main levels of activity involved, i.e., principles of course design, procedures of course design, approaches to course design, monitoring, assessment and evaluation of the course, and materials’ evaluation and adaptation. Relevant academic concepts for each of these areas will be studied, but the main emphasis will be attempting to understand and use the practical procedures involved.