Product-oriented syllabus

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A product-oriented syllabus focuses on the graded items, typically grammar-based, that learners are expected to know before moving on to the following level.

A typical product-oriented syllabus is the structural syllabus, also known as a grammatical syllabus, based on the grammatical structures graded according to complexity,[1] which form the basis of the grammar translation and audiolingual methods,[2] as well as more "modern", such as Asher's Total Physical Response and Gattengo's The Silent Way.[2]

In his Communicative Syllabus Design (Cambridge University Press), David Nunan asserts that 'any curriculum which fails to give due consideration to both product and process will be defective.[1]


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