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Edl 251 Report

Edl 251 Report

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Published by: marco_meduranda on Apr 13, 2010
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DESIGNING COMMUNICATIVE SYLLABUSES INENGLISH FOR FILIPINO LEARNERS:SOME CONCEPTUAL AND OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES
by Rosario E. Maminta
The Communicative Approach to LanguageTeaching
versus the
audio-lingual approach
concerned with developing the ability to dosomething with language (language functions)such as to narrate, to argue, etc.³the change in our 
theoretical perspectives
onthe nature of language and language acquisition« calls for a reexamination of the
content
of our language teaching materials.´
 
OBJECTIVES
D
iscuss the conceptual and operational guidelines indesigning communicative syllabuses in English for Filipinolearner 
Identify and describe the components of a communicativesyllabus
D
ifferentiate the communicative syllabus to other kinds of language syllabuses
Highlight the importance of adopting an
eclectic-pragmatic approach
to syllabus design in order to address thecommunication needs of students
 
ECLECTIC-PRAGMATIC POINT OF VIEWTO SYLLABUS DESIGN
³Language teachers should becautioned against adopting the
falsenotion
that the teaching of the functionsof language is incompatible with theteaching of forms.´³The kind of instructional materialshould reflect our 
new theoreticalinsights
as well as
well-establishedprinciples based on the structuralapproach
³A strong argument exists, therefore, insupport of the stand to
retain
some of our 
excellent audio-lingual materials
instead
 
of substituting them with hastilyconceived or ill-designed syllabuses.´

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