Level 2 Curriculum

Level 2 Oral Integrated

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to help students improve their speaking ability in terns of comprehensibility and fluency.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Show detailed understanding of simple listening passages.
  • Recognize and use high-frequency vocabulary.
  • Express opinions of and respond to questions on a variety of social and simplified academic topics.
  • Generate creative, simple and compound sentences 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) Taking short notes.
  • (D) Recognizing vocabulary.
  • (D) Identifying the present and past of be, 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 present and past of be, 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 because and since.
  • (D) Asking and answering Yes/No and wh-questions.
  • (D) Discussing various topics.
  • (D) Interviewing classmates.
  • (D) Talking about people.
  • (I) Expressing opinions and making suggestions.
  • (I) Giving reasons and examples.
  • (I) Recognizing and using high-frequency vocabulary in context.
  • (D) Describing and interpreting pictures, graphs, charts, and infographics.
  • (I) Describing personal experiences.
  • (I) Describing pros and cons.
  • (I) Giving presentations on various topics ranging from 1-2 minutes.

Pronunciation

  • (D) Articulating consonant and vowel sounds correctly.
  • (D) Recognizing and producing syllable 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 and contractions.

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 detailed understanding of simple varied texts with high-frequency vocabulary.
  • Write simple and compound sentences accurately using high-frequency vocabulary.
  • Recognize and use high-frequency vocabulary.
  • Categorize high-frequency vocabulary according to part of speech.

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 by:
    • (I) Previewing
    • (I) Identifying the parts of a passage
    • (I) Scanning
    • (I) Skimming
    • (I) Predicting
    • (I) Understanding the gist
    • (D) Identifying main ideas and details
    • (I) Identifying examples
    • (I) Identifying the purpose of paragraphs and rading passages
    • (I) Evaluating statements for accuracy
    • (I) Inferencing
    • (I) Sequencing events
    • (I) Identifying causes and effects
    • (I) Understanding cohesion
    • (I) Understanding a process
    • (I) Understanding infographics
    • (I) Organizning information in a chart
    • (I) Creating concept maps and timelines
    • (I) Paraphrasing with assistance
    • (I) Summarizing by using graphic organizers
    • (I) Annotating text
    • (I) Using context to find meanings of words
    • (I) Understanding pronoun reference
    • (I) Understanding conjuncions, tenses, and passive sentences

Critical Thinking

  • Increasing students' ability to think critically about reading passages by:
    • (I) Understanding opinions
    • (I) Applying ideas
    • (I) Synthesizing information
    • (I) Evaluating ideas, supporting ideas, advice, arguments, and evidence
    • (I) Justifying opinions and ideas
    • (I) Rating and ranking information
    • (I) Categorizing information
    • (I) Discussing pros and cons
    • (I) Reflecting
    • (I) Personalizing

Vocabulary

  • Consulting a dictionary, both print and digital, to:
    • (D) Define words
    • (I) Determine or clarify the precise meaning of words with multiple meanings from context
    • (I) Spell words
    • (I) Determine different word forms
    • (I) Determine the part of speech of words
  • (D) Identify the following parts of speech of targeted vocabulary words: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions
  • (I) Identify the following parts of speech of targeted vocabulary words: adverbs
  • (I) Identify synonyms and antonyms of words
  • (I) Recognize different word forms
  • Increasing students' vocabulary for common things by:
    • (D) Matching words to definitions
    • (D) Using vocabulary words to complete sentences, paragraphs, and short passages
    • (I) Use common prefixes and suffixes to: change word forms and identify meanings of words
  • (I) Making collocations with vocabulary words
  • (D) Creating simple sentences with targeted vocabulary words
  • (I) Using conjunctions to create compound sentences with targeted vocabulary words
  • (D) Spelling targeted vocabulary words correctly
  • (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 Outcome

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? and Guess 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