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Syllabus Design and Materials Development

Syllabus Design and Materials Development

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    This book takes a theory to practice approach on language syllabus design, materials evaluation and development, and to develop understanding of appropriateness of materials for specific target groups. The book aims to foster a working awareness of the methodological issues involve is syllabus design. The contents serve to develop and implement the lesson integrating for adopting, adapting, and developing language instructional units. The key feature of this book is to develop language instructional materials for young learners, electronic language instructional material, materials for cultural awareness, and EAP/ESP instructional materials. The book takes different approaches in curriculum development that lead into the practical aspect of situation analysis and language curriculum development, project work, discourse-based, genre-based, and competency-based language curriculum development.

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    Hamed Barjesteh is an assistant professor of Education, Professor of applied linguistics, and a faculty member of Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli branch, Amol, Iran. A teacher educator for 20 years, Hamed Barjesteh has published several books and articles on teaching English to young and adult language learners and presented at conferences at various national and international levels. He has trained teachers and supervised many MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He serves as the head of English Language department, an editor and a reviewer for various journals and conferences. His research interests lies in the field of critical language pedagogy, thinking skills in language learning, Critical Language testing, dynamic assessment, and corrective feedback.

    Mehdi Manoochehrzadeh is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching English as a foreign language. He is the head of English language institute in Tehran. He trained many students and worked as a TTC teacher at different English language institutes. He presented different papers at national and international conferences. He is interested in language learning strategy, teacher education, and Willingness to communicate.

    Mohamad Heidarzadi is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching English as a foreign language. He worked at higher education and education department for 30 years. He works as a teacher-training consultant at education and training organization. He is interested in education, teacher training courses, and English for specific purposes.