An EFL curriculum for the elementary school in Greece

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Constantinou, Petros
Stahlke, Herbert
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This thesis is a curriculum development program. It suggests the introduction of English as a Foreign Language at the elementary school level in Greece for ages ten to twelve and it gives the rationale for such a program and why for the ages suggested. The program suggests introductionof the language aurally at first without speaking, then speaking followed by reading and writing. It deals with teacher training policies, recent developments in language learning and acquisition, syllabus design trends, methods of language teaching, testing and evaluation. It also suggests procedures of teaching the various skills. The program deals with some pronunciation and grammar problems the Greek learners may have and ways to overcome them. Finally, it gives the structures and vocabulary of the program and the rationale of sequencing and selecting them.