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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2009

ARA 383C • CURRICULUM DESIGN IN ARABIC

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41975 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
MEZ 2.210
AL-BATAL, M

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Weekly reaction papers: 30%, developing pilot materials: 35%, final research project: 35%.

Texts

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.

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