Course Planning Notes #1

Notes from:

Tessa Woodward, 2001. Planning Lessons and Courses: Designing Sequences of Work for the Language Classroom (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers). Edition. Cambridge University Press.


Return to the same topic for a section of a class over a period of lessons


Stimulus Based Blocks

Much like vertical threads, you stay with a whole topic (stimulus) for the whole class building up in one sustained block, or class.

Generalizable procedures

Activities that can often be applied to different texts.

  • Expansion
  • Reduction
  • Media transfer
  • Matching
  • Reformulation
  • Concluding

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