1. What are the two main types of syllabus?
    • 1) Product Oriented
    • 2) Process Oriented
  2. What are the characteristics of a product oriented syllabus?
    focus on what students will know as a result of the course
  3. What are the different types of product-oriented syllabi?
    • 1) Grammatical
    • 2) Funcional/Notional
    • 3) Lexical
  4. What are the different types of process-oriented syllabi?
    • 1) Task-based
    • 2) Learner centred (learner training/lifelong learner)
  5. What are the characteristics of a process oriented syllabus?
    focus on how students achieve the outcomes
  6. Which type of syllabus should be used?
    A mixture of both
  7. What to do before writing a syllabus?
    Analyse teaching situation and learner group
  8. What does the teaching situation entail?
    • 1) Assessment type - external?
    • 2) How many students?
    • 3) What resources in class?
    • 4) How regular will the classes be?
    • 5) How much material should you cover?
    • 6) Will the syllabus be based around a course book?
  9. Who should you consult during the syllabus design?
    Teachers and heads of depts
  10. What learner needs should you analyse prior to writing the syllabus?
    • 1) Age
    • 2) Level
    • 3) Interests
    • 4) Reasons for learning
  11. What informs the learning objectives?
    Teaching situation and learner needs
  12. What form might syllabus objectives take?
    Can-do statements
  13. What oppoistions do you need to account for in the syllabus?
    • 1) balance of skills v grammar and vocab
    • 2) new language v practice opportunities (one third to two thirds)
  14. What else should you account for in a syllabus?
    • Outcomes - make sure you know what learners need to be able to do by the end of the course
    • suitability of topics - issues of cultural sensitivity? Boring?
  15. Other things to include in the syllabus?
    • 1) Independent skills training (dictionary, vocab recording etc.)
    • 2) Space - leave blank space to cater for individ teacher and learner styles
    • 3) Homework
  16. What to do when syllabus has been written?
    • 1) Pilot it and get feedback from teachers and learners
    • 2) Disseminate it
    • 3) Provide training in how to use it
    • 4) Encourage feedback and modify where necessary
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