chapter  1
Michael P. Breen and Christopher N. Candlin The Essentials of a Communicative Curriculum in Language Teaching
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Any teaching curriculum is designed in answer to three interrelated questions:What is to be learned? How is the learning to be undertaken and achieved? To what extent is the former appropriate and the latter effective? A communicative curriculum will place language teaching within the framework of this relationship between some specified purposes, the methodology which will be the means towards the achievement of those purposes, and the evaluation procedures which will assess the appropriateness of the initial purposes and the effectiveness of the methodology.