Abstract—Elementary school teachers and secondary school
English teachers in Japan are now facing a substantial
reformation of the system of English education. The Japanese
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and
Technology (MEXT) has announced a vision for a full-scale
development of a new English education curriculum that is
timed with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Elementary schools are to
conduct English Language Activities classes once to twice a
week for third and fourth graders, and to conduct English
classes as a subject three times a week for fifth and sixth graders.
Lower secondary schools are to teach English classes in English.
The MEXT has also stipulated teacher training colleges to
revise the “Courses of Study” and the pre-service teaching
standard curriculum, and to integrate subjects related with
English pedagogy into subjects related with specialized
knowledge in English. Therefore, this study purposed to
develop and examine the validity of a five domains integrated
content-based language learning curriculum for pre-service
English teacher education for Japanese university students.
Index Terms—Five domains integrated approach, content-based language learning, interaction in English, curriculum development, pre-service teacher education.
Hiroki Yoshida is with Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Hiroki Yoshida, "Development of a Five Domains Integrated Content-Based EFL Curriculum for Pre-service Teacher Education: With Focus on Promoting Students’ Interaction in English," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 285-291, 2018.