Needs Assessment for Course or Curriculum Design

On February 26, 2020 I offered a webinar on the topic of Needs Assessment for ELT Course or Curriculum Design.

This webinar was offered as part of a series by the Office of English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State. If you missed the live version, you can watch the recording on YouTube. You will can find the video here.

Here is a description of the session if you’d like to know more about it:

Needs Assessment for Course or Curriculum Design

A new course or curriculum should be designed based on the needs of the students. However, often teachers begin a curriculum or course design project without first stopping to carefully consider and  assess the needs of the learners. In this American English Live event, we look at the process of needs assessment. We review several methods for learning what student needs are, including a menu of different needs assessment techniques and options.  Then we consider how to use that information in course design, looking at basic steps and choices in development.

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