Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
PhD English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 617 Instructional Design in English Language Teaching Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 150 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Assist. pr. dr. Senad Becirovic Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. no email

This course provides an introduction to the cognitive and experiential content of the program. The course emphasizes the components of the instructional design model. Current theory and practice in the field of instructional design and practice in creating effective designs for instruction in English language teaching by selecting and using current techniques according to the specific needs of the learners. Research work, applications and paper presentations.

In this course, students are:
• Given appropriate scenarios, develop instructional materials and experiences by applying current “best practices” to create learning systems using various media.
• Given an appropriate instructional or learning situation, evaluate the adequacy of the package by applying theories, principles, and research.
• Given appropriate learning situations, design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design and learning theory.

  1. Intro to the course
  2. Preparation for the course
  3. Matching work to pupil ability and needs
  4. Teaching by discussion
  5. Effective Teaching
  6. Assessment Methods
  7. Motivation to learn
  8. Midterm
  9. Teaching Methods in culturally diverse classrooms.
  10. Students discipline on the classes
  11. Problem-Based, and Reality-Based
  12. Using Technology in Teaching
  13. Teaching Thinking
  14. Active learning
  15. Systematization


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Problem solving
    • Assignments
    • Guest instructor
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
    • prepare an instructional objective
    • develop a content outline
    • develop an instructional plan
    • audit an instructional plan
    • prepare lesson plans
    • • Smagorinsky, Peter.English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units. Heinemann, 2007
    • • Marilla Svinivki & Wilbert J. McKeachie, McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2011, Thirteenth Edition
    • • Abbie Brown, Timothy D. Green:The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, 3/D, Routledge, 2016.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
    Midterm Examination (1 week)133
    Final Examination(1 week)133
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11212
    Preparation for Final Examination12525
    Assignment / Homework/ Project13535
    Seminar / Presentation13030
    Total Workload: 150
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6