Analytic syllabuses are those which present the target language as whole chunks at a time, without linguistic interference or control. Refers not to what the syllabus designer does, but to the operations required of the learner
Plan four weeks of a language teaching program.
Decide on your audience, goals, and teaching situation.
With these in mind, decide on a kind of syllabus.
Using the four pages given in this lecture folder, decide what to use and what not.
Sequence them, and provide a rationale for your sequencing.
What are some examples of this element?
What knowledge or detail makes up this element?
Where does it fit in with other elements?
Is there an optimal sequence of grammatical structure in English?
Is there an optimal sequence of capabilities in English? Little empirical support is yet available for the variousproposed parameters of task classification and difficultyIdentification of valid, user-friendly sequencing criteria remains one of the oldest unsolved problems in language teaching of all kinds.
The problem of finiteness How many tasks and task types are there?
Where does one task end and the next begin?
How many levels of analysis are needed? What hierarchical relationships exist between one level and another?
Describe the following syllabuses
Distinguish between synthetic and analytic syllabuses
Explain why sequencing is difficult in an ESL syllabus