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Language Education Curriculum

Language education may be referred to simply as the teaching and learning of language. When one looks beneath the surface, however, the complexities of curriculum for language education become apparent. Language education curriculum may be defined in many ways, from the design, implementation, and assessment of programs to support the acquisition of target languages; to specific materials, textbooks, exercises, and instructional practices comprising the instructional program; to a conception of language education curriculum that considers purposes and contexts for which language instruction and acquisition are geared and expanded to acknowledge the impact of larger educational and societal influences on individuals involved in the teaching and learning of languages. Examining complexities associated with language education curriculum provides a glimpse of challenges inherent to the field of ...

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