|Hours||3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab|
- Design and produce professional-quality language teaching/learning materials by creating a major project (material for teaching some aspect of a language or preparing language teachers) that exemplifies the appropriate application of established principles in making materials-development decisions regarding…
- Project management
- Team formation, operation, creativity, and leadership.
- Curriculum development (including needs analysis, situation analysis, goal setting, syllabus design, methodology, and assessment)
- The realities and pressures of the publishing process
- Language learning (e.g., order of acquisition for various aspects of language, differing learner styles and strategies, ratio of explanation to practice, etc.)
- Language teaching methods and procedures
- Current professional trends and issues in language teaching
- Linguistics (e.g., structure, phonology, vocabulary, corpus tools, etc.)
- Instructional design
- Information design
- Text design
- Visual design
- Intellectual property and copyright laws
- Instructional media types and tools (ranging from low-tech to high-tech electronic/digital) for producing and editing materials
- Pilot testing, evaluation, and revision
2. Utilize at least three types of electronic/digital instructional media to produce language teaching/learning (or language teacher education) materials.
3. Discuss materials-development issues, factors, and processes, as well as their application in real-world contexts, in an intelligent, informed manner that reflects knowledge of all the elements listed under objective #1 above.