Designing Language Courses

  • AUTHOR: Kathleen Graves
  • SERIES EDITOR: Donald Freeman
  • ISBN-13: 9780838479094 
  • 240 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2000     Published
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About The Product

This clear and comprehensive text provides a practical guide to designing language courses by encouraging teachers to explore ways of evaluating materials and planning and organizing content.


  • Examines the issues of designing language courses from three distinct perspectives: Teachers' Voices, which are authentic accounts of teachers' experiences; Frameworks, which are comprehensive discussions of theoretical issues; and Investigations, which are inquiry-based activities.

About the Contributor

  • Kathleen Graves

  • Donald Freeman

Table of Contents

1. A Systems Approach to Course Design
2. Defining the Context
3. Articulating Beliefs
4. Conceptualizing Content
5. Formulating Goals and Objectives
6. Assessing Needs
7. Organizing the Course
8. Developing Materials
9. Adapting a Textbook
10. Designing an Assessment Plan