FOCAL SKILLS Design
FOCAL SKILLS is a unique approach to language program design. It’s a set of well-researched ideas, principles, and techniques that you can use to revitalize your language program and energize your staff.
FOCAL SKILLS provides a complete roadmap to implement a program based on natural approaches to language instruction.
FOCAL SKILLS was developed in the 1980s and first implemented in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Intensive English Program, which continues to be the flagship program. It has also been adopted at a number of other colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
FOCAL SKILLS includes program design principles and specific guidelines, recommendations for teaching methodologies and materials, and a placement test system.