Course: EDCT 423 - EFL Curriculum

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the students will be able to:
  • Critically assess the English language curriculum prescribed for the Intermediate and Secondary schools of the Kingdom.
  • Critically evaluate the Pupil’s Book, the Teacher’s Book, Workbooks and other teaching material prescribed by the Ministry of Education for Public Intermediate and Secondary schools.
  • Develop familiarity with the subject matter to be taught at the Intermediate and Secondary schools.
  • Learn about the different models of curriculum, types of language functions, language situations, language topics and grammatical items.
Course Description:
  • Definition and models of curriculum
  • Objectives of EFL teaching.
  • Contents of EFL Curriculum.
  • Intensive study of the English language curriculum prescribed for Intermediate and Secondary schools.
  • Intensive appraisal of the Pupil’s Book, prescribed for the Intermediate school pupils.
  • Intensive study of the relevant Teacher’s Books.
  • Review of workbooks and other teaching aids (wall-charts, flash cards, etc.).
  • Listening to the tapes in order to improve English pronunciation and intonation
  • Critical analysis of the curriculum highlighting its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Reflection on the pupils’ book in light of the objectives and the curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education and Instruction
  • Critical review of the Teacher’s Books
  • Writing EFL Units.
Grades in the course will be based on a cumulative assessment of home assignments and class participation, term-papers, in-class quizzes, mid-term and final exams.
  • Home assignments and class participation: 20 There will be frequent written home work assignments during the semester. Class participation include the student’s discussion and attendance.
  • Term-paper: 20 There will be one major term paper about a selected topic. the grade will be based on depth, clarity, unity and organization of the content.
  • Quizzes: 20 There will be two short in-class quizzes.
  • Final exam: 40 The grade of the final exam will be based on an in-class exam which covers the whole material presented in the class.
Textbooks, Reference books and Materials:
  • Pupils’ Book, Teachers’ Book and others teaching materials prescribed by the ministry of education and instruction for public intermediate and secondary schools.
  • Materials developed for course No. EDCT 353.
  • English Language Curriculum: Theory and Practice by Asghar Ali Shaikh, Makatabah Iman, Madinah Munawwarah

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