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English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World)

English for Specific Purposes World

ISSN 1682-3257

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Relevant and Student-Friendly Course Materials

for Distance Education Programmes:  A Case Study


Associate Professor of English, SASTRA University, Thanjavur – 613 401, Tamil Nadu, India, Mobile: 91+9994717366


The paper argues that the course materials produced for Distance Education programmes must not only be student-friendly but also relevant. The author has got the experience of producing two course books for Part II English, for BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) course, offered by SASTRA University, Thanjavur, through distance mode. Both the syllabi and the materials for these courses were prepared with an eye on the relevance of content to the student needs.

Key words: English courses; relevance

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