Course Design Terms Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests terms in the TEFL Glossary related to language courses and their design.

1. A course outline with a list of all the subjects and/or skills covered is a

lesson plan
syllabus
module
a) lesson plan b) syllabus c) module

2. Which term is most similar in meaning to "syllabus"?

benchmark
approach
curriculum
a) benchmark b) approach c) curriculum

3. A language course that’s organized by topics like family, work, seasons etc can be called a _______ course.

theme-based
skills-based
grammar-based
a) theme-based b) skills-based c) grammar-based

4. When planning a course, a _______ process can help determine your students’ existing abilities and requirements.

needs assessment
recycling
lesson planning
a) needs assessment b) recycling c) lesson planning

5. A unit which is usually studied over a set amount of time within a course is often called a

theme
module
task
a) theme b) module c) task

6. A course that takes place during a reduced period of time such as a single month is an _______ course.

advanced
intensive
instructional
a) advanced b) intensive c) instructional

7. Reviewing vocabulary or skills that have already been taught in previous lessons is an example of

instructional design
brainstorming
recycling
a) instructional design b) brainstorming c) recycling

8. Descriptors or reference points for measuring learning or for planning a course are known as

benchmarks
placements
evaluations
a) benchmarks b) placements c) evaluations

9. A teacher's detailed description of a lesson they will give is a

syllabus
curriculum
lesson plan
a) syllabus b) curriculum c) lesson plan

10. A language course that’s organized around developing students’ abilities in speaking, reading, writing etc is a _______ course.

theme-based
skills-based
student-centred
a) theme-based b) skills-based c) student-centred

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