LLED 495 (3): Curriculum & Materials Design in Additional Language Teaching/Learning

July 26 – August 12 (Monday to Thursday) |  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Grounded in English and additional language teaching and learning across age and proficiency levels, sociocultural considerations are taken into account while exploring curriculum, lessons, materials, technology, interaction, and classrooms. Professional development and social justice are examined, with an emphasis on language teachers as scholar-practitioners.

  • Understand basic terms related to curriculum design and materials development
  • Adapt curriculum and materials for varying age and language proficiency levels
  • Take into account sociocultural considerations when preparing curriculum and materials
  • Select and design curriculum most appropriate for the needs of additional language learners
  • Create and sequence lesson plans that respond to the needs of additional language learners
  • Select and develop materials for additional language learners
  • Foster meaningful interactions within and without the classroom
  • Develop an identity as scholar-practitioners in the field of additional language teaching
  • Promote equity and inclusion for additional language learners

Dr. Scott Douglas

Dr. Douglas is an associate professor in the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education.  He enjoys working with teacher candidates, graduate students, and in-service teachers exploring English as an additional language teaching and learning in a wide range of contexts.  His research interests include English for academic purposes, short-term study abroad, intercultural communicative competence, teacher education/development, and materials design.  Douglas is the editor of the BC TEAL Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language.

How to register

To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2021 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

Please note: There is no option for “May 2021 – Aug. 2021 .” You will need to apply for “Sept. 2021 – Dec. 2021”, and indicate in the question “Please tell us why you are applying to take courses at UBC through Non Degree Studies” that you are applying for the Summer Institute in Education and list the course(s) and dates. If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2021 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.