ESP/ELT Course Design

We also extend our service for designing ESP/ELT Course/Syllabus and developing Teaching Materials for educational institutions- schools, colleges, coaching centres, study circles, etc. The Course/Syllabus and Teaching Materials can be designed and prepared as per the institution’s requirement in order to meet the needs of their students of all levels.  

The standard of the syllabus is a genuinely trustworthy pointer of the standard of teaching and learning which will happen in a course. The syllabus tells students what the course is for, why the course is instructed, where it is going, and what will be needed for them to be fruitful in the course. The procedure of designing a syllabus can be a contemplative exercise, driving the teacher to painstakingly think about the way of thinking of instruction; why and how it is significantly fitting in the discipline and just as what subjects will be covered. When a syllabus reflects the instructor’s feelings, attitudes, and beliefs about the subject matter, teaching, learning, and students—as well as setting out the “nuts and bolts” of the course —the syllabus can serve as a guide to the instructor as much as a guide to the class (Parkes & Harris).

Successful courses require careful planning and continual revision. To design a course, experts/course-planners should in advance discuss course goals, teaching philosophies, course content, teaching methods, and course policies, as well as specific responsibilities. An ESP/ELT course is designed on considering students’ standard/level, age and their academic interests.

Bloom identified six levels within the cognitive domain, from the simple recall or recognition of facts, as the lowest level, through increasingly more complex and abstract mental levels, consisting of six levels arranged in order of increasing cognition:    

  • Knowledge (remember, recall)
  • Comprehension (grasp meaning, restate, understand, summarize)
  • Application (use content, abstract to practical)
  • Analysis (take apart, detect how parts are related to others in system and to the    overall purpose or the structure, examine, classify, contrast, logic, arrangement, connections)
  • Synthesis (put together in new ways, design, invent, create)
  • Evaluation (judge, rate, critique, recommend, compare with evidence or criteria)

A course is an integrated series of teaching-learning experiences, whose ultimate aim is to lead the learners to a particular state of knowledge (Hutchinson and Waters, 1987). Munby (1978) says that ESP courses are those where the syllabus and the materials are determined by the prior analysis of the communication needs of the learner. Designing an ESP syllabus/course is considerably complex and the designers of ESP syllabus should be aware of the different functions in order to meet the needs of the students.

The educational institutions-schools, colleges, coaching centers and study circles that are in need may directly consult and discuss with us for their requirements as well as the needs of their students.  

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