Volume 9, Numéro 3, Pages 163-182

Elucidating The Place Of The Standards Movement In The Algerian English Language Syllabuses

Authors : Boukhentache Slimane .


The Algerian English language syllabus designers have adopted the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for defining the leaning objectives of the 2002 School Reform. However, the prominence and popularity of competency-based approach has overshadowed in the literature the important place of the standards-based approach in the English language syllabuses. This study elucidates the nature of standards movement to education and gives synopses of its application in the Algerian English language syllabuses. Basically, this model of teaching is focused on the outcomes of learning and starts with a broad and functional statement of the language teaching targets, which is operationalized as specific learning objectives.


Algerian syllabuses ; Competency-based approach ; Language skills ; Standards Movement ; Outcome-based education