Content-Driven Programs

Language-Driven Programs

Content is taught and learned in L2; teachers and students are held accountable for content.
Content learning is priority.
Language learning is secondary
Content objectives determined
by course goals or curriculum.
Language emerges from content
and social interactions.
Teachers must select
language objectives.
Students are primarily evaluated
on content mastery.
Content is used to teach and learn L2, but teachers and learners aren’t held accountable for it.
Language learning is priority.
Content learning may be
considered incidental.
Language objectives are determined by L2 course goals or curriculum.
Students are evaluated on language skills/proficiency.
Language objectives drive decisions about how content is integrated.