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General English syllabus design
The first paper, by HH Stern, provides a useful historical overview, as well as highlighting differences of perspective expressed at the conference, including his own viewpoint. Janice Yalden flags up the negotiation processes involved in designing a syllabus, before addressing basic organising principles. HG Widdowson relates language syllabus issues to the general educational context. Following chapters by Candlin, Breen and Allen, the publication ends with the editor Christopher Brumfit’s chapter on syllabuses and English language learners’ heterogeneous needs.
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