(A Case study of Competency-based Curriculum for English Courses
in Politeknik LP3I Bandung)
Teti Sumarni, Yuyun Taufik
Curriculum is designed to be the guidelines for lecturers to provide clearer, achievable, and
measurable teaching goals. Instructions in a good curriculum should be effective. Students
require a suitable curriculum for what they need to learn and for characteristics they have. This
research applies qualitative methods with descriptive case study as its framework, to analyze the
syllabus of an English Course in Politeknik LP3I Bandung called English for Specific Purposes
One: English for Job Seekers. The theories adapted from Hunkins and Allan (2009), Posner
(1992), Johnson (1989), Nunan (1988), and McGrath (2002) and Richard (2001). The data were
gained from document analysis and interview. The result of the analysis showed that the syllabus
of the course has partially met all required aspects expected to meet students’ characteristics and
to fulfill the characteristic of quality syllabuses that would enable students to achieve maximum
learning achievement. This situation indicates that the syllabus in need of further improvement.
Keywords: Syllabus design, Competency-based Curriculum Development, Aspects of syllabuses,
effective teaching and learning.