Content-based Syllabus

Content-based Syllabus
Characteristics
Definition
Example
References
Advantages
Disadvantages
- -It allows the integration of the four skills
and the use of authenitc material
- -It motivates students since they are
exposed to different and interesing topics.
- -It facilitates the comprehension of the
language by stuying different content
which serves as the basis for teaching the
language skills.
- - Teacher's lack of knowledge about the
topic.
- - Limited time for students to achieve
adequate academic level.
- - Little material available in the market to
teach the different topics in the specific
language.
- -Teachers need to learn how to integrate
academic language and content better in
their classrooms.
- ThiThu, N. & Nhung, H. (N.D). Content-Based
Syllabus. Retrieved from
https://documents.mx/download/link/content-based-syllabus-2-2
- Jalilzadeh, K. and Tahmasebi, A. (2014).
Content-Based Syllabus. Retrieved from
https://www.eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/viewFile/4093/3927
- During the lessons, students are focused on
learning about something. This could be
anything that interests them from a serious
science subject to their favourite pop star or
even a topical news story or film. Based on
any of these topic, students will have the
opportunity of learning and practicing the
language.
- -This kind of syllabus focuses on a kind of
instruction in which the primary purpose is
to teach some content or information using
the language that students are learning. In
this kind of syllabus the subject matter is
primary, and the language learning occurs
incidentally through the content learning.
- -It helps students to learn the language
through the study of a series of relevant
topics.
- -It gives learners a lot of exposure to the
language.
- -Communicative language teaching.
- -Students learn the language as a
by-product of learning about
real-world content.
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