Curriculum and Materials Development for Chinese as a Second Language

This course is an introduction to curriculum and materials development for teaching Chinese as a second language. While the emphasis of the course is practical, the theoretical background of curriculum design materials development will also be explored. By the end of the course, students are expected to be well informed about the various pedagogical principles that guide the curriculum and materials design for CSL classrooms, as well as ability to critique commercially available textbooks and to develop in-house teaching materials that are informed by research findings, both empirical and classroom-based.

Required Text:
Developing Materials for Language Teaching by Brian Tomlison,
International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education
/NFLC Guide for Basic Chinese Language Programs

2:00pm-4:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Jul 2, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015)
Axinn Center 103