ERIC Number: ED135212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Writing a Foreign Language Course: One Project Team's Experience. ELT Documents (76/2).
Wright, Andrew; Betteridge, David
This paper is intended to provide practical information to persons involved in developing foreign language curriculum materials. The paper describes the development of the Kaleidoscope course, a set of materials designed to cover two years of English at the elementary level. The set consists of a teacher's book, a pupil's picture book, a workbook, picture cards, flannelgraph, and tapes. The course was intended to produce: (1) a positive attitude towards English; (2) confidence and fluency within a modest range of spoken and written English; and (3) listening comprehension skills. The materials were developed over a period of three years: a year of preliminary drafting, a year of testing in schools in nine countries, and a final year of revision. Practical information is provided for all phases of the project, including such information as physical production of the components. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.