CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS PRODUCTION
Submitted by Manali Karmakar Rotate no- 19/M/2012 M. phil cannella ELE 2012-2013
English Method School.
Age- 13 years.
SYLLABUS TYPE- The text Homesickness can be decided to be a part of ‘Topic-Based Syllabus'. RATIONALE- Just for instance if I have a topic just like childhood thoughts than Homesickness can be included as textual content under this kind of topic. Amazing organizing a syllabus is by topics or themes of interest to the learners. The design of a topic-based syllabus is fairly easy. A topic is definitely selected as the hub for a unit of work which might be extended above one or two weeks. It is the topic that selects the new language items. It may be the buildings, language functions or language. The topic as well suggest relevant listening and speaking jobs, interactive activities, reading tasks and a variety of writing duties related to the topic. The aim is usually not to provide pupils almost all available information about a specific subject. Here major is to use subject as a kind of instructional scaffolding in order to help learners to explore certain facets of a particular theme and the vocabulary associated with that. The number and types of activities organized around a topic depends on numerous contextual constraints like period, proficiency amount of the learners, class size etc . additionally, it depends on the professors willingness to organize the class and motivate the learners to involve inside the activities One particular advantage of topic-based syllabus is that they allow a cyclic treatment of basic linguistic items and vocabulary linked to the given topic. It also stimulates progressive advantages of new products. A further advantage of topic-based syllabus is that it allows semantic unity within the functions, buildings, words or other linguistic items which may be contextualized within a given theme. Topics which can be included in the coursebook are chosen keeping in mind the eye of the scholars. Topics picked keeping in mind learner's needs can also promote personalization. Learners can actively add in the classroom discussions because they may have some qualifications knowledge about the issues discussed inside the class. Educating around the same topic for a few months may create sufficient chances for recycling and reinforcing grammar and language. In addition to this if the topics happen to be related to different courses then it can showcase cross-curriculum work possible. As an example I have a textual content Homesickness within the topic childhood memories. In this text I've identified a couple of words which can be used as an element of vocabulary actions. Words just like awful, instantly, curable and so on can be structured under a motif like talking about someone who is usually ill. These same words may be recycled in speaking and writing activity related to the similar matter. They can deliver their own personal experiences while solving the tasks. Personalization helps you to internalize terms in a better way. Since it is already mentioned above topic-based syllabus stimulates recycling. So the text that will follow Homesickness, like Composing challenge, Salim and his child years memories will help you to recycle the chinese language elements that the learners have come across in the earlier lesson. This is because all the lessons are attached in one sole topic. SYLLABUS DESIGN FRAMEWORK
Both the Product and procedure approach to syllabus designing have strengths and weaknesses. Therefore it will not be proper if we discard one and opt for the different. Rather I would really prefer to take the best from the approaches although...
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