LINGUIST List 13.1353

Wed May 15 2002

Qs: EFL Syllabus, Minority Lang Questionnaire

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  1. Samia Kara, Competency Based Syllabus
  2. Worth, Celia, Minority Language Questionnaire

Message 1: Competency Based Syllabus

Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 11:16:28 +0000
From: Samia Kara <>
Subject: Competency Based Syllabus

Nowadays, we are witnessing the emergence of a new approach in the
realms of education in general and in English as a Foreign language
teaching in particular; the so-called Competency-based approach. It is
being introduced in Algeria and I would be very thankful if anyone
could provide me with information about its outcomes in terms of
countries where it has already been developed and /or evaluated as
well as useful bibliography ( eventually electronic).
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Message 2: Minority Language Questionnaire

Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 15:02:04 +0100
From: Worth, Celia <>
Subject: Minority Language Questionnaire

The Department of Linguistics at Lancaster University is currently undertaking
some research into the needs of language engineers and linguists as regards
corpus building in the indigenous minority languages of the British Isles (i.e.
Cornish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Manx, Scots, Ulster Scots and Welsh). As part
of assessing such needs we have developed a short web-questionnaire. The
answers will be made anonymous and eventually contribute to a report which we
are happy to send, free of charge, to all who participate in the survey.

If you could spare a few minutes to complete the questionnaire it would be
appreciated. Even if you are not working directly with these languages at
present, it would be useful if you could fill it in with an eye to possible
future work within this area.

The questionnaire is at:

Thank you for your time.

Celia Worth
Research Associate
Dept. Linguistics & Modern English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster UK
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