Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Paul LeVasseur


This paper examines the initial stages in transforming a grammar-based English as a Second Language curriculum into a project-based one that aims to develop learners’ communicative competence. Included is a definition of project-based learning and communicative competence. The background and setting of the curriculum project are described. The emergence of project-based courses and the transition to these courses is also discussed. Implications for future curriculum projects are considered in terms of managing change within an English language program.


Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition