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This paper will address the application of systemic approach to curriculum development. This approach is inspired by systems or systemic thinking which is holistic-comprehensive in nature as opposed to taxonomic thinking which is partial-fragmentary. Systemic thinking considers this world as a system: education is a system; curriculum and curriculum development are sub-systems of education. Every system has its own elements; all elements in the system are equally important and together will determine the success of a system to achieve its goal. The success of a system is determined by the intersection, interrelation, and interaction of all its elements. The failure of language teaching to meet its goal might be because it is based on a curriculum which is not systemically developed; some elements are not considered or involved. Therefore, the application of systemic approach to curriculum development might be an alternative solution.