RELEVANCE OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN THE ACQUISITION OF LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION AT THE TERTIARY SCHOOL LEVEL

AUTHORS: Iwelu Chukwuyem Henry & Utah Nduka David

PUBLISHED: MARCH 2018

Abstract

This study seeks to identify the relevance of curriculum development in the teaching of language and communication in our tertiary institutions. As a result of both oral and written communications, most language experts have paid little or no attention to curriculum development of such languages whether or not the purpose for the teaching of the language and communication is for general as well as specific needs. Most English teachers for instance usually teach their students by using any available textbooks without paying attention to the plan and materials of the study. However, such learning materials which are ideally suitable for the needs of the students are not always available. This paper therefore intends to discourage this situation.  Teachers ought to have curriculum of the subject matter on which the objectives of the teaching and learning of the language are built. By having objectives of the teaching/learning or being familiar with the needs of the learners, the teachers can develop their own curriculum for the learners to achieve the objectives or to fulfill the learner’s need.

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