Publication details

A Drop of French in the sea of English – A New Course of French at the Masaryk University, Brno



Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Description This presentation is an attempt at a description of the course design procedure which took place in the early months of 2016. The pre-course context (autumn 2015) is also outlined, as it played an important role in the subsequent work on the curriculum design. The article is divided into three main parts, following the planning, implementation and evaluation stages of the classic curriculum-design process. It provides some theoretical background concerning the curriculum design of language courses in general, covering the areas of content conceptualisation, the definition of goals and objectives, as well as the construction of an assessment framework. In the planning stage, special attention is paid to the issues of needs analysis, as the specific context led to specific methods for gathering the necessary data. The second part of the article treats the (re)evaluation and the adaptation of the course based on teacher’s self-analysis and the students’ feedback obtained through the entry and end-of-course questionnaires. Finally, future perspectives on teaching medical French at Masaryk University will be briefly outlined.