Level 1 Curriculum

Level 1 Oral Integrated 

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to support students in the development of basic listening and speaking skills needed for everyday American life.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Apply basic listening strategies to comprehend simple language.
  • Recognize and use vocabulary reflecting personal needs.
  • Incorporate basic appropriate non-verbal communication and common polite language into short conversation.
  • Negotiate for meaning in simple social interactions.
  • Produce simple sentences with grammatical accuracy.
  • Pronounce English sounds more accurately at the end of the course than at the beginning of the course.

Objectives

As teachers support students in their efforts to meet course outcomes, instructional focus is on:

Listening

  • (I) Listening for main ideas.
  • (I) Listening for details.
  • (I) Listening for numbers.
  • (I) Listening for transitions.
  • (I) Listening for multiple viewpoints.
  • (I) Listening for opinions.
  • (I) Listening for reasons.
  • (I) Making predictions.
  • (I) Recognizing a speaker's tone and feeling.
  • (I) Using pictures and visuals to aid in understanding.
  • (I) Recognizing vocabulary.
  • (D) Taking short notes.
  • (I) Identifying the simple present, present continuous, simple future, and simple past tenses.

Speaking

  • (I) Using the simple present, present continuous, simple future, and simple past tenses.
  • (I) Asking and answering Yes/No and wh-questions.
  • (I) Introducing oneself.
  • (I) Using verbal and non-verbal expressions for communicating in personal and social situations.
  • (I) Using fillers to show interest.
  • (I) Participating in conversations, dialogs, interviews, and role plays about common personal and social situations.
  • (I) Using basic vocabulary pertaining to common personal and social situations.
  • (I) Describing pictures.

Pronunciation

  • (I) Articulating consonant and vowel sounds correctly.
  • (I) Recognizing and producing syllable stress.
  • (I) Identifying word stress.
  • (I) Interpreting rising/falling intonation.
  • (I) Identifying and repeating connected speech.
  • (I) Identifying and pronouncing grammatical word endings for nouns and verbs.
  • (I) Using reduced speech.

 

Level 1 Written Integrated 

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to support students in the development of basic English grammar and writing skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Write intelligible letters of the English alphabet in upper and lower case.
  • Use and correctly spell simple vocabulary.
  • Share information about himself/herself in written form.
  • Write simple comprehensible sentences with basic grammatical and mechanical accuracy.

Objectives

As teachers support students in their efforts to meet course outcomes, instructional focus is on:

  • (D) Legibly writing letters of the English alphabet.
  • (I) Using upper and lower case letters correctly.
  • (I) Spelling vocabulary reflecting personal needs correctly.
  • (I) Identifying and producing simple sentences.
  • (I) Writing simple sentences on topics regarding personal needs.
  • (I) Identifying and producing the following grammar points:
    • Simple sentences
    • Yes/No questions
    • Wh- Questions
    • Simple present tense
    • Present continuous tense
    • Simple future tense
    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs of frequency
    • ArticlesPrepositions
  • (I) Using basic connective devices like and, but, so, because.
  • (I) Using ending punctuation correctly.

 

Level 1 Reading and Vocabulary

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to support students with the acquisition of basic English vocabulary and foundational literacy skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Show general understanding of varied simple texts.
  • Apply basic reading strategies to comprehend simple texts.
  • Use vocabulary reflecting personal needs.

Objectives

As teachers support students in their efforts to meet course outcomes, instructional focus is on:

Reading

  • (I) Using simple and short authentic printed material to increase students' ability to recognize familiar words in everyday contexts, such as: advertisements, announcements, application forms, and written directions.
  • Increasing students' ability to read and understand passages and short stories using the following reading strategies:
    • (I) Skimming
    • (I) Scanning
    • (I) Previewing
    • (I) Identifying main ideas and details

Vocabulary

  • (I) Using a picture dictionary to define words.
  • Identifying the following parts of speech of targeted vocabulary words:
    • (I) Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions
  • Increasing students' vocabulary for common things by:
    • (I) Matching pictures with words
    • (I) Using words to complete sentences
    • (I) Using targeted vocabulary words to create sentences
  • (I) Spelling targeted vocabulary words correctly using word search puzzles, word scrambles, and dictations.
  • (I) Using audio files of short authentic readings and the Oxford Picture Dictionary to build phonemic awareness to aid in word recognition, retention, and spelling.