A syllabus is ‘method’ which is like an instrument by which the teachers can achieve a degree of ‘fit’ between the needs and aims of the learner and the activities which will take place in the class room. A syllabus has its content, structure, parts and organization. On the other hand, curriculum is a very general concept which involves consideration of the whole complex of philosophical, social and administrative factors which contribute to the planning of an educational program. We can say syllabus is the subpart of curriculum which is concerned with a specification of what units will be taught. Curriculum is a broad and over arching approach while syllabus is more localized accounts and records of what actually happen at the classroom level as teachers and learners apply a given curriculum to their own situation.
This paper has been presented in the17th NELTA International Conference. It is based on the very common mistakes of grammar the Bangladeshi students make, that is the use of “-s” and “-es” morphemes with third person singular number in present indefinite tense even though they learn English from the primary to the tertiary level of education as a compulsory subject. An action research has been performed to find out the reasons behind making these mistakes.