M.Ed.-Curriculum and Methods of Teaching English Sultan Qaboos University

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a)    Critically analyze language teaching materials and textbooks.

b)    Show awareness of EFL teacher cognition  and ways of enhancing EFL teacher professional growth with particular emphasis on developing the reflective EFL teacher

c)     Analyze the different types of content specification in EFL curriculum: structural syllabus, lexical syllabus, notional functional syllabus, and task-based syllabuses.

d)     Show awareness of the major models of second language acquisition and their implications in ELT curriculum design and teaching.

e)     Identify the different social factors influencing decision making in ELT curriculum design

f)      Identify the major problems involved in teaching English as a foreign language in Oman and ways of investigating them

g)     Show awareness of the different ways of student assessment including alternative assessment and the washback effect of tests on teaching and learning a foreign language

h)     Show awareness of the use of technology in language teaching

i)      Develop appropriate skills needed for conducting research in foreign language teaching and learning including statistical literacy

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Sultan Qaboos University is the realization of the promise announced by His. Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said during the 10th anniversary of Oman’s National Day in 1980. Construction started in 1982 and the first Sultan Qaboos University students were enrolled in 1986. In accordance with the Royal Directives of His Majesty, The University commenced with five colleges; namely Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Education and Science. Furthermore the College of Arts was established in 1987, following the College of Commerce and Economics which was developed in 1993. The College of Law joined the University in 2006 and finally the College of Nursing was established in 2008.Sultan Qaboos University seeks to achieve excellence in all areas of teaching and learning, research and community service. It also seeks to promote the principles of scientific analysis and creative thinking, to participate in the production, development and dissemination of knowledge, and to interact with national and international communities.

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