A Flexible Approach to the EGP Syllabus: Why It Is Possible

Concilianus Laos Mbato
2014 LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching  
Curriculum, and its ensuing syllabus, may reflect various competing ideologies rather than merely being a vehicle to promote quality teaching and education. In practice, English teachers may have to encounter and confront an imposed curriculum, and syllabus, in thier EGP classes. Despite such imposition, this article argues that they can and should adopt a flexible approach to the document in order to cater for learners' varied and changing learning needs. To achieve the aim, this article draws
more » ... on theories of curriculum and discusses core issues in the teaching of English for Specific Purposes. A particular focus is then given to teaching practices in EGP classrooms where teachers interpret and implement a curriculum. A flexible model to the syllabus is offered.
doi:10.24071/llt.2014.170104 fatcat:drnwvmgn3nhi3pgdpnk4mqqa3a