ESL Level 1: Beginning Communication in English

This course builds on students' previous education and language knowledge to introduce basic literacy skills and help students adjust to their new cultural environment. Students will develop the ability to use oral and written English for daily needs, acquire basic conversational skills and vocabulary , and use simple sentence patterns. Students will also acquire basic orientation information related to their needs as beginners.

Oral and Visual Communication

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Participate in oral learning tasks and engage in social interaction in the classroom;

  2. Use high-frequency words and simple sentence patterns to communicate meaning;

  3. Demonstrate some awareness of different levels of formality in social interaction;

  4. Obtain key information from media works.

Reading

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Read and respond to short passages from fiction and non-fiction texts designed or adapted for beginning learners of English, with teacher guidance;

  2. Use some reading strategies to acquire key English vocabulary from simple texts for classroom studies, with teacher guidance;

  3. Use some key reading strategies for decoding and comprehension, with teacher guidance;

  4. Find specific information in straightforward reference materials, with teacher guidance.

Writing

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Write in a variety of forms, with teacher guidance;

  2. Use some simple sentence patterns and key conventions and standard English to write about classroom topics and activities.

Social and Cultural Competence

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a beginning awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity;

  2. Demonstrate adaptation to some key teacher expectations and school routines.

Topic Coverage

Week

Topic

1

 Basic Grammar and Sentence Structure with Spelling Drills

2

3

Listening, Reading, and Writing with emphasis on Conversational skills

4

5

Understanding Vocabulary and Idioms

6

Cost : $ 3,050.00 (US Dollars)

Duration: 6 weeks [ Monday to Friday ] 8am to 5pm

Start and End Date: November 15 to December 25, 2010

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