Level 2 Curriculum

Level 2 Oral Integrated

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to help students successfully carry on short, sustained social conversation.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Apply listening strategies to comprehend simple passages.
  • Recognize and use high-frequency vocabulary.
  • Incorporate basic appropriate non-verbal communication and common polite language into short discourse.
  • Negotiate for some detailed meaning in common social situations.
  • Generate creative, simple and compoundsentences with grammatical accuracy.
  • Pronounce English sounds, particularly grammatical word endings, and use intonation patterns 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

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

Speaking

  • (D) Producing simple sentences using the simple present, present continuous, simple past, and simple future tenses – affirmative and negative.
  • (I) Using the past continuous tense.
  • (I) Using modals.
  • (I) Producing compound sentences using and, but, and so.
  • (I) Producing complex sentences using becauseand since.
  • (D) Asking and answering Yes/Noand wh-questions.
  • (D) Participating in conversations about common social situations.
  • (D) Using fillers to show interest.
  • (D) Interviewing classmates.
  • (I) Expressing opinions.
  • (I) Giving reasons and examples.
  • (I) Making suggestions.
  • (I) Recognizing and using high-frequency vocabulary in context.
  • (D) Describing pictures.
  • (I) Describing personal experiences.
  • (I) Describing pros and cons.

Pronunciation

  • (D) Articulating consonant and vowel sounds correctly.
  • (I) Interpreting phonetic alphabet symbols.
  • (D) Recognizing and producing syllable stress.
  • (I) Identifying and using word stress.
  • (I) Identifying and using appropriate intonation.
  • (D) Identifying and repeating connected speech.
  • (D) Identifying and pronouncing grammatical word endings for nouns and verbs.
  • (D) Using reduced speech.

 

Level 2 Written Integrated

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to help students build upon basic grammatical understanding and to successfully write organized paragraphs.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Correctly use and spell high-frequency vocabulary. 
  • Write compound sentences with comprehensible grammatical and mechanical accuracy. 
  • Write organized paragraphs. 
  • Edit short written passages with assistance.

Objectives

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

  • (I) Spelling high-frequency vocabulary correctly.
  • (D) Producing original sentences that use high-frequency vocabulary correctly.
  • (D) Producing the following grammar points:
    • Simple sentences
    • Yes/no questions
    • Wh- questions
    • Simple present tense
    • Present progressive tense
    • Simple past
    • Past progressive
    • Simple future
    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs of frequency
    • Articles
    • Prepositions 
  • (I) Identifying and producing the following grammar points:
    • Compound sentences with correct punctuation and connecting devices
    • Future progressive
    • Comparative and superlative adjectives
    • Adverbs of manner
    • Count and noncount nouns
  • (D) Using punctuation and capitalization correctly.
  • (I) Writing topic sentences.
  • (I) Writing supporting sentences with minimal subpoints, details, examples and simple transitions.
  • (I) Writing concluding sentences that begin with a transition and restate the topic sentence.
  • (I) Writing paragraphs on personal topics in multi-draft, take-home papers and timed in-class papers in the following rhetorical modes:
    • (I) Description
    • (I) Opinion 
    • (I) Narrative
  • (I) Doing editing/error correction activities.

 

Level 2 Intensive Reading & Vocabulary

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to help students develop reading strategies to aid in reading comprehension and to acquire high-frequency vocabulary.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Show general understanding of simple varied texts with high-frequency vocabulary.
  • Apply a range of reading strategies to broadly comprehend varied texts.
  • Apply vocabulary acquisition strategies for high-frequency vocabulary development.
  • Accurately use high-frequency vocabulary.

Objectives

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

Reading

  • Increasing students' ability to read and understand passages using the following reading strategies:
    • (D) Skimming
    • (D) Scanning
    • (D) Previewing
    • (I) Inferencing
    • (D) Identifying main ideas and details 
    • (I) Understanding the gist
    • (I) Understanding charts and graphs
    • (I) Classifying information
    • (I) Identifying reasons
    • (I) Summarizing a concept map
    • (I) Understanding sequence 
    • (I) Understanding pros and cons
    • (I) Using definitions to find meaning
    • (I) Annotating text 
    • (I) Understanding pronoun reference

Vocabulary

  • (D) Using a dictionary to define words.
  • Identifying the following parts of speech of targeted vocabulary words:
    • (D) Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions
    • (I) Word forms – suffixes, roots, and prefixes
  • Increasing students' vocabulary for common things by:
    • (D) Matching (labeling) word to pictures
    • (D) Using words to complete sentences
    • (D) Using targeted vocabulary words to create sentences
  • (D) Spelling targeted vocabulary words correctly using word search puzzles, word scrambles, and dictations.
  • (D) Using audio files of readings to build phonemic awareness to aid in word recognition, retention, and spelling.

 

Level 2 Communicative Grammar

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to help students increase grammatical and syntactical accuracy in everyday spoken and written language.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

Incorporate accurate grammatical form into simple, coherent real-world discourse.

Objectives

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

  • (I) Creating communicative activities that simulate real-life situations.
    • Mingle activities (i.e., find the person who….)
    • Communicative games (i.e., Guess Who? andGuess Where?)
    • Partner and/or small group discussions
    • Partner and/or small group writing assignments
  • (I) Producing the following targeted grammar points in speaking and writing:
    • (D) Wh- and yes/no questions
    • (D) simple present
    • (D) present progressive
    • (D) simple past
    • (D) past progressive
    • (D) simple future
    • (D) articles
    • (D) prepositions
    • (I) comparative and superlative adjectives
    • (I, D) adverbs of frequency and manner
    • (I) count and noncount nouns
    • (I) compound sentences with correct punctuation and connecting devices
  • (D) Producing comprehensible intelligibility and fluency
    • (D) consonant and vowel sounds
    • (D) syllable stress
    • (I, D) word stress
    • (I, D)  appropriate intonation