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Luis Octavio Canseco Garca

We have already talked about the first part of information of our syllabus: Course Information Teacher Information
Textbook.

General Objectives (goals) Specific Objectives


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The next suggested part is: Course Content. It should include:


Structures Notions Functions
Situations

Vocabulary Pronunciation Cultural Aspects


Skills

Topics
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COURSE CONTENT:

The course content is a series of subject matter of the course.


The language components to be considered in contents are ( the order is decided by the type of syllabus):
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1. Structures: This part includes the grammar structures, the morphology and syntax of the language to be covered in the course.

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American Headway 2,Oxford University Press

Luis Octavio Canseco Garca / Escuela de Idiomas / Universidad Regional del Sureste / Oaxaca / Mexico

Here is a glimpse of the syllabus for the first nine lessons of Book 4 of Direct English:
Unit 28 1 Major grammar topic: Nouns & Adjectives Lesson 1: Countable and uncountable nouns compared. 2 Major grammar topic: Articles and Quantity Lesson 2: General statements with a/an and 'zero' and the 'plural' form of a/an. 3 Major grammar topic: Pronouns and Relatives Lesson 3: Personal pronouns, subject and object; gender. Unit 29 4 Major grammar topic: Adverbs and adverb clauses Lesson 1: adverbs of manner; adverbs with two forms, but different meanings. 5 Major grammar topic: Prepositions and phrasal verbs Lesson 2: words used as prepositions, adverbs or conjunctions. 6 Major grammar topic: Verbs and verb tenses Lesson 3: Stative and dynamic verbs. Unit 30 7 Major grammar topic: Modals and related verbs Lesson 1: Two uses of modal verbs: literal meanings and degrees of certainty. 8 Major grammar topic: Direct and indirect speech Lesson 2: Quotation marks and other punctuation marks. 9 Major grammar topic: The infinitive and the '-ing' form Lesson 3: Forms of the infinitive; the bare infinitive and 'to'-infinitive.
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2. Notions: Notions are the ideas, beliefs and opinions about the real world created in speakers mind by the meaning elements of the sentences.

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The use of particular notions depends on three major factors: a. the functions b. the elements in the situation, and c. the topic being discussed.
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Some notions are: 1. Time. 2. Space. 3. Quantity. 4. Quality. 5. Existence.


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3. Function (communicative function): A language function is what we, as speakers do with the language, or the purpose of the words we say. In other words, a speech act.

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Some common language functions or speech acts are:


Apologizing Greeting Making Complaints Asking for Information Saying 'No' Nicely Inviting
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Describing Offering Help Making Suggestions Telling a Story Giving Advice Refusing

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Connect 1, Cambridge University Press,

Luis Octavio Canseco Garca / Escuela de Idiomas / Universidad Regional del Sureste / Oaxaca / Mexico

4. Situation: This is the communicative context or situation (the environments or sorroundings where communication takes place) where the learner will be using the language.

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Situations elements:

include

the

following

A. The speakers taking part in the speech act B. The place where the conversation occurs C. The time the speech act is taking place D. The topic that is being discussed
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5. Topic: Topics or themes are the subject matter of conversations. Some common topics are: Sports Environment
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Jobs Money

Vacations Family

Luis Octavio Canseco Garca / Escuela de Idiomas / Universidad Regional del Sureste / Oaxaca / Mexico

Other samples of topics are: Employment hobbies


lifestyles

Occupations Relationship
Technology

cultures fashion
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Customs Transportation

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Atlas 3, Heinle and Heinle

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6. Vocabulary (lexical items): This part refers to the words (their collocation and morphological formation) of the language. Their selection depends on the notions, situations and functions previously stated.
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Aspects to consider knowledge are:


1. Pronunciation of words 2. Grammar structures appear)
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on

lexical

collocation (grammar where words commonly

3. Meaning or meanings of words.


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Reflections 1, Longman
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7. Pronunciation: This part refers to the phonology of the language. It must include working with individual sounds (phonemes). Special attentions is suggested to the analysis of differences in pronunciation between the L1 and L2.
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Inside Out pre-intermediate, Macmillan

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Major elements of pronunciation to be considered: 1. Articulation (parts and moods of articulation) 2. Stress (emphasis given to a certain syllables in words) 3. Intonation (variation of pitch while speaking).
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8. Cultural aspects: The syllabus must include the presentation of elements of the way of life of the group of people using the L2 as their native language. It involves behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they perform.
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Samples of cultural aspects: The American family Meeting and greeting customs Education Neighborhood life in USA Shopping styles Food and eating
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9.Skills: This part refers to how the tasks involving the four basic language skills will be included in the course in agreement with the 8 previous elements. Listening Speaking
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Reading Writing

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New Interchange 1, Cambridge University Press

Luis Octavio Canseco Garca / Escuela de Idiomas / Universidad Regional del Sureste / Oaxaca / Mexico