ARA 383C • CURRICULUM DESIGN IN ARABIC
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
This graduate seminar examines three curricular models that have been widely used in teaching foreign languages over the past twenty years: Proficiency-based instruction, Task-based instruction, and Content-based instruction. Each curricular model will be explored in depth in terms of its: 1) theoretical underpinnings, 2) classroom applications, and 3)suitabilty for Arabic curriculum design. The seminar is intended for graduate students specializing in TAFL.
Weekly reaction papers: 30%, developing pilot materials: 35%, final research project: 35%.
Ellis, Rod: Task-based Language Learning and Teaching. Graves, Kathleen: Designing Language courses: A guide for Teachers. Omaggio, Alice: Teaching Language in Context: Proficicny-based instruction. Stryker, Stephen & Betty Lou Leaver (Eds.): Content-based Instruction in Foreign Language Education.