What is the difference between curriculum, syllabus and schemes of work?
• curriculum – an overall description of objectives, , including a framework of levels that is linked to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference, and a general statement of means used to achieve these objectives • syllabus – a document specifying appropriate course content, aims and learning outcomes for each level (e.g. through description of courses); statements of content to be covered in a certain period of time, and specifications of what language knowledge and skills will be covered at what level • schemes of work (prepared by the teacher, or more than one teacher working on a course) are means of describing in more detail the learning-teaching content within the overall syllabus for a shorter period of time, e.g. a week or month. They aim at ensuring that the syllabus plan is implemented in a structured and timely manner.