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ACADEMIC ESL COURSE

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE CHART:

Level 1: HIGH BEGINNER/LOW INTERMEDIATE:


This is a comprehensive course for beginners that will include writing, reading, grammar, spoken English and listening. It is a beginner level course for students
who know some English and have an active basic vocabulary. Areas covered will be basic functions in the community and in the workplace, e.g., effective
communication in everyday situations such as post office, school, or services, phone communication, written communication, e.g., messages, citizen complaints,
reports, letters to officials. The curriculum will include related readings, listening and speaking activities, focus on pronunciation and writing and grammar. The
curriculum will be enhanced through additional electives, such as computer skills or career exploration. (for teachers: emphasis is on spoken skills)

The curriculum will follow a theme-based approach and will deliver skills in the context of the following themes:
Community
Local and national news
How-to and Interpersonal skills
Human interest topics
ELECTIVE MODULES
TOEFL preparation
ACT preparation
Accent Reduction
Public Speaking
Speakers Bureau
Film & the Arts
Museum Mile
Photography

(Level 1: SCOPE AND SEQUENCE)


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Themes/ SKILLS/FUNCTIONS
Content Areas
Grammatical Structures Listening/Speaking Reading/Writing Critical
Thinking/Study skills
Family Simple present Introductions; Greetings Simple Using the library
Community Imperative Asking for/providing comprehension Internet research
How-to/survival skills Sentence word order (s+v+o) information Vocabulary building Keyboarding
Interpersonal skills Negatives Alphabet Dictionary use Basic word
Human interest topics Yes/no questions Sounds of American English Read simple yet processing
Local & national news There is/are Asking questions challenging passages Getting to know
Prepositions & prepositional Telling time from authentic the
phrases Days of the week material college/community
Place & time Schedules Summarize Negotiating the
Direction Talking about daily life Make inferences system
Determiners (a/an/the) Describing people, places, things Distinguish between
Descriptive adjectives Talking about the family fact and opinion
Possessive nouns Talking about the community Double entry journal
Pronouns Small talk (weather, social writing
Demonstratives (this/that etc) interface) Portfolio
Adjectives Common idiomatic expressions Learning to revise
Present continuous Asking for/giving directions Prewriting skills
Plural forms of nouns Ordering in a restaurant; (brainstorming,
outlining, etc.)
Simple past Making appointments
Survival/non-prose
Common irregular verbs Numbers: telephone, address,
reading
Future age, cardinal and ordinal
(signs, menus, schedules,
Modals (can, may, have to, will) numbers
maps etc...)
Transition words (first, second, Thanking; apologizing.
next, then before after)

(LEVEL 1: TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS)

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Themes/ Textbooks/Materials
Content Areas
Reading/Writing Listening/Sp Critical Grammatical Structures
Thinking/Study
Skills
Family Write from the Start Listen to Me Longman Grammar Study & Practice by
Community Tana Rieff series Let's Talk Dictionary David Blot
How-to/survival skills Linda Ribadeau series Focus on Longman Grammar in Context
Interpersonal skills (survival skills) Pronunciation, Photo Azar
Human interest topics True Stories in the Level 1 (?) Dictionary
Local & national news News A Conversation Reading
Amazing Stories Book, Bk 1 & 2 Power (Red)
Introducing the USA English News for You
New Writers' Voices Pronunciation for Dave's ESL
Penguin readers Spanish Speakers Caf
Write from the Start Nobel Prize
Composition Practice Winners
First Steps in Academic Pro Lingua
Writing materials
Lexicarry

Level 2: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED LEVEL


This is a course for intermediate to advanced speakers of English who need to improve their oral and written English communication skills for employability or
college readiness. The curriculum will focus on reading for multiple purposes, writing for academic and professional purposes, oral communication skills for
academic and professional purposes. (for teachers: The focus will be on more formalized reading and writing, diverse types/genres of reading, writing, different
genres of speaking and listening activities, use of newspaper, summaries, fiction/non-fiction, reports, group projects, portfolios, demonstrations of skills, critical
and analytical readings, journals, homework, assignments or projects outside school)

The curriculum will follow a theme-based approach and will deliver skills in the context of the following themes:
World of work: Conventions of the American Workplace
Effective Communication
Community as a Resource
Career Exploration
College Readiness
Local, National and International News

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ELECTIVE MODULES
TOEFL preparation
ACT preparation
Accent Reduction
Public Speaking
Speakers Bureau
Film & the Arts
Museum Mile
Photography

(LEVEL 2: SCOPE AND SEQUENCE)


Skills/Functions

Themes/Content Areas Grammatical Structures Listening/Speaking Reading/Writing Critical Thinking/Study Skills

World of work: Review of simple past, & Talking about professions and News articles Critical response to readings
Conventions of the future tenses occupations Fiction (short College vocabulary
American Workplace Irregular past tense Talking about plans for the future stories, etc.) Negotiation of systems
Effective forms Making appointments Journal/diary (college, community, public
Communication Present perfect & Asking for and giving information writing schools, church, etc.)
Community as a present perfect Directions (review) Making inferences Reading/study techniques
Resource continuous Spelling ones name Reading for the Test taking strategies
Career Exploration Tag questions Numbers (address, telephone, main idea Word attack skills
College Readiness Noun clauses age, etc.) Scanning for details Writing process approach
Local, National & Prepositions Thanking; making an apology Making predictions Library research
International News Adverbs & adjectives of Telephone use (etiquette, Sorting facts from Internet & other
New York, Then & place & time, direction, emergency, requests for opinion technological resources
Now (art, history, spatial relations information, appointments...) Summarizing Use multiple media for
cultural issues Gerunds & infinitives Giving short speeches or Expressing opinion presentations (overhead,
Modals presentations Agree/Disagree poster, video, etc.)
Direct/indirect speech Recounting an experience with author Ordering books and/or
Relative/adjective Descriptions (clothing, people, Paraphrasing supplies, etc. from Amazon,
clauses characters) Elaboration of or other vendors/web sites
Transition words (before, Listening to radio/TV broadcasts ideas Working in groups on
after, later, when, etc.) and reporting Drawing projects
Verbs w/ prepositions conclusions Practicing tolerance
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Comparative & Listen for simple details, main Short essays
superlative (review) idea, specific grammar (expository &
Make vs. do; say vs. tell structures, pre-assigned new narrative)
Transitive vs. intransitive vocabulary Focused
verbs Comprehend and respond to paragraphs
Sentence combining questions w/ complex syntax Business
Sustain short critical correspondence
conversations/debate using guide Filling out forms
questions Comprehend
Development of speaking and longer and richer
listening skills outside the texts
classroom Comprehend and
respond to
questions about
general content

(LEVEL 2: MATERIALS AND TEXTS)

Themes/ Grammatical Structures Listening/Speaking Reading/Writing Critical Thinking/Study


Skills
Content Areas

World of work: Fundamentals in English Northstar series Academic Writing Longman Dictionary of
Conventions of the (Azar, black) Face the Issues More Reading Power American English
American Workplace Focus on Grammar Nonstop Discussion Workbook 26 Steps Cambridge Dictionary of
Effective Grammar in Context Jazz Chants Fiction & non-fiction American English
Communication Grammar in Use Oral Communication Skills Northstar News for You
Community as a Focus on Pronunciation (bk 2) Reading/Writing Internet
Resource Listening In/Speaking out Series sources/websites
Career Exploration Listening in the Real World Reason to Write
College Readiness Quest Listening/Speaking Book 2 A History of US
Local, National & Culturally Speaking Composition Practice
International News Focus on American Culture 1&2
New York, Then & Intermediate Listening
Now (art, history, Comprehension
cultural issues) Lets Talk
Tapestry Listening/Speaking Book 2

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SCHEDULE:

5 days a week 9-1:30 pm

DAY SCHEDULES:

Level 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Listening/Speaking Focus on Listening/Speaking Focus on Listening/Speaking


Pronunciation Pronunciation

Reading/Writing Focus on Elective Reading/Writing Elective


Vocabulary
&/or
Grammar

Level 2:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Reading/Writing Focus on Reading/Writing Focus on Reading/Writing


Vocabulary & Vocabulary &/or
Grammar Grammar

Listening/Speaking Focus on Elective Listening/Speaking Elective


Pronunciation

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