It is one of the most traditional methods used in course design and typically formed the basis of the grammar translation and audiolingual methods. However, it also forms the basis for methods that are considered more "modern", such as Asher's Total Physical Response and Gattengo's The Silent Way.
- British Council: Syllabus writing
- Ellis, Rod. "The Structural Syllabus and Second Language Acquisition" (pp. 91-113) Tesol Quarterly Spring 1993