Needs Assessment for Course or Curriculum Design

This is a webinar, part of the U.S. Department of State’s American English Live webinar series. It will be given twice, once at 8:00 a.m. New York time and once at 1:00 p.m. New York time. You can check the time in your own time zone using this converter:

The webinar will take place using the Facebook Live platform. To join the session, go to the American English for Educators Facebook page ( at 8 a.m. or again at 1 p.m. Eastern Time from Washington D.C.  You may need to refresh the page or go to “posts” if you don’t see the live session at exactly that time. Follow the page to make sure you receive notifications when we go live. If you don’t have access to Facebook, you can join here:

Here’s a description: In this webinar, we will first examine the needs assessment process by reviewing several methods, techniques, and options for gathering data about student needs. We will then consider how to use that information for course design, examining some basic course development steps and choices. We’ll also briefly explore how needs assessment principles for course design can translate to the larger task of curriculum development. Participants will gain a clear sense of design choices and decision points to consider and will receive tools and ideas to help them ensure that courses and curricula meet their students’ needs.

In case you miss the live webinar, check out the recording which should be posted on the American English YouTube channel shortly after the event. Look for the channel here:

then search for AE Live 7.4