ERIC Number: ED228878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The New York State Core Curriculum for English as a Second Language in the Secondary Schools.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Bilingual Education.
The New York State core curriculum for English as a second language (ESL) in the secondary schools, which is a recommended minimum inventory of areas to be covered, is presented. The curriculum is divided into four instructional levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and transitional. At each level, language skills are further subdivided into the areas of listening and speaking, grammatical structures, vocabulary, reading, and writing. The organizing principle of the ESL core curriculum is grammar. Additional information on cultural and functional topics of use to the instructor at each of the four levels of instruction is included. In addition to the listing of specific skills, examples, word lists, and a list of instructional goals are provided for the six categories of phonology, syntax, vocabulary, reading, writing, and culture. An overview concerning the use of the ESL approach and the New York core curriculum is included. Appended materials include: (1) a list of the sounds of English that may be referred to when planning oral practice activities; (2) sample of forms to be used by the instructor and the supervisor; (3) a glossary of technical terms; (4) regulations and guidelines for New York State funding for instructional programs for limited-English-proficient students; and (5) requirements for New York State certification in ESL. (SW)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Communicative Competence (Languages), Core Curriculum, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Introductory Courses, Language Skills, Listening Skills, Phonology, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Syntax, Vocabulary Skills, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Bilingual Education.