The ‘Painless’ Course Creation Cycle: Tips and Tricks from an EFL Veteran

Tory S. Thorkelson, M.Ed.

Imagine being called into your Department Chair’s office three weeks before a new term begins. With all the real (and imaginary) reasons for this meeting going through your head, you sit down and are told that – due to the abrupt departure of the instructor for a particular course – you need to come up with a 32 week curriculum for a class you have never taught and in a subject you know little or nothing about by Friday.

What would you do? Visit the local bookstore? Comb through numerous webpages that . . .

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