ERIC Number: ED273758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Adult Education Guide to ESL Curriculum: Beginning, Intermediate, and Pre-Advanced.
Bright, Jeffrey P.; And Others
This guide was developed by the Chicago Urban Skills Institute to provide improved instruction in English as a second language (ESL) to adults in the adult learning skills program. The guide provides standardized guidelines for the content of ESL courses and ideas for lesson and course planning. Course content is described for 21 ESL courses which comprise three course levels: beginning (201-203); intermediate (501-503); and pre-advanced (801-803). Each course consists of 10 to 15 communication objectives, which are stated in functional terms. Each objective describes life situations and suggests grammar structures and vocabulary appropriate to a specific instructional level. This guide has three parts. The first introductory section describes the guide; discusses the foundation of the ESL curriculum; and provides an overview of each level of instruction, functional English proficiency objectives for each cluster of three courses, general objectives per course, and a list of communication objectives for each course. Section two, the communication objectives, describes the content of what is to be taught in the ESL courses at the beginning, intermediate, and pre-advanced levels. Each communication objective has the following components: level and number, title, sample life situations, sample language, target sentence patterns, vocabulary, grammar structures, suggested strategies, notes for the instructor, and classroom notes. Appendixes to the guide include suggested learning strategies, a reference glossary, program descriptions, and other resources including a six-page curriculum bibliography. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Course Organization, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Chicago Urban Skills Inst.
Note: For a guide to the literacy curriculum, see CE 044 910. For exercises for the beginning level, see CE 044 911.