Suggested Syllabus for World Englishes and CultureElective Course at ELT Departments

Balaban S.

FOCUS ON ELT, vol.2, no.1, pp.1-11, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: FOCUS ON ELT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-11
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The Council of Higher Education (CoHE) has transformed the curriculum for teaching departments into a phase during which more elective courses are taught in recent years. In accordance with this, the related innovation led to the constitution of three essential elective categories named as professional teaching knowledge (PTK), subject area knowledge (SAK) and general knowledge (GK). To this end, this research study aimed to investigate and suggest the integration of World Englishes (WE) Course into English Language Teaching undergraduate programme.

This study initially targeted to investigate teacher trainers’ view on the most avail contents to encapsulate within the WE course at English Language Teaching undergraduate programme. Subsequent to this aim, the study aimed a second movement so as to constitute a syllabus for this course. With this notion, a study which incorporated two distinct stages was generated. The primary operation comprised a mixed method sequential exploratory research design. Correspondingly, documents which embrace university syllabi and research articles were analysed. Following this execution, a survey was constituted and conducted on teacher trainers. Microsoft Excel was utilised with the aim of analysing the documents and SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 21.0 was employed for data analysis. Results of the study demonstrated that there were 34 essential topics which were favoured by teacher trainers so as to involve within WE course in ELT programmes.

Keywords: syllabus, World Englishes (WE), ELT, elective course