Academic Interactions 140 is an intermediate course in academic oral communication based on the 9th UN Sustainable Development Goal, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. This course prepares individuals to comprehend and produce oral English for a variety of academic encounters. Students identify and explain content and communication strategies from lectures, academic discussions, and other academic interactions. Feedback on content, pronunciation and pragmatics is a fundamental component of the course, and opportunity is given for speaking practice in a variety of genres. The final capstone project for the course requires students to prepare and deliver a 3- to 5- minute group presentation with one or two classmates about your engagement with an assigned challenge.
Lesson 1 introduces words that are commonly used when speaking and writing. Students will learn basic adjectives old/new and young/old.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
Secondly, lesson 2 introduces more complex adjectives like wide/narrow and fresh/stale. Students will have a chance to put the adjectives into use through various activities.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
Lastly, lesson 3 focuses on more complex adjectives like dull/smart. Though these adjectives aren’t as common, they are still important for English learners to know.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
This phonics program was developed to serve students with diverse educational backgrounds, with a specific focus on refugees. One of the challenges in working with refugees is that, unlike international students, they come to English classes with huge variation in educational experience. Some students may have finished high school or have a college degree, while others may not have ever picked up a pencil before. The goal of this program is to provide a bridge for those students with limited literacy skills so that they are able to move on to a more traditional beginning ESL class. There are a number of assumptions about academic skills made in most English language classrooms, even at a beginning level. As a result, teachers and students alike become frustrated when those expectations are confounded.
This textbook was created for an advanced academic grammar course for ESL students. By the end of the course, students will recognize and demonstrate the appropriate use of advanced grammar structures. To meet these outcomes, students will listen to aural language that includes the target structures, identify and edit grammar errors in written language, read and analyze texts that include the target grammar structures, and demonstrate the correct and appropriate use of target structures in written and spoken language.
This book has been created to provide a framework for building your skills in writing and critical thinking. It provides access to published samples from professional authors along with essay drafts from ESL students who have polished their skills in their respective writing courses.
The themes in the readings will give you a variety of topics to discuss with your classmates, which may inspire your own deeper thinking and writing. Overall, we hope that as you proceed through these chapters, you will build confidence and develop your voice in the classroom and beyond.
This is an advanced ESL lesson that is designed to introduce vocabulary about conspiracy theories. This lesson plan on conspiracy theories promotes fluency in speaking as it includes controlled and free tasks. Also please keep in mind the conversational nature of this topic. I strongly advise you to review this lesson on conspiracy theories before teaching it. In any case, you will have so much fun teaching this lesson as it covers so many interesting and conversational topics. If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
Lesson 2 allows students to practice what they learned prior. With your help, students can work on recognizing letters out of sequential order while learning additional vocabulary.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
Lesson 3 introduces spelling exercises to challenge your student’s existing knowledge of each letter. It can also be used as a review lesson for more intermediate students.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
American English Sounds is a web resource that allows English as a Second Language (ESL) students to practice perceiving and producing the sounds of American English in order to improve their pronunciation.
Our new ESL Lesson Plan teaches about the use of two important pronouns – Anybody Nobody. A robust lesson plan with clear description, examples and practice opportunities, this is an engaging lesson that will help your students understand the use of these pronouns. The lesson is designed for Level B1 (pre-intermediate).If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.
This site hosts two beginner adult ESL courses offered by Grossmont Community College: ESL 078 (with focus on listening fluency) and ESL 078R (with focus on reading proficiency). Each container offers materials for the first 2-4 (or more) weeks of the courses. The timing depends on the pace of a low-beginner class. Some classes may go faster and take 2 weeks, and some may need to go slower and may take up to 4 weeks.
The units that are offered are mostly for the instructor of the courses. This is because the teacher must lead the course with aural and verbal comprehension checks. At this level, students have very limited ability to communicate in any meaningful way, so the materials provide guidance to the teacher leading these courses.
The materials include videos, slideshows, vocabulary sheets, readings (such as original stories), teacher scripts, and simple assessments.
The materials are based on the principles that underlie contemporary language teaching in the area of Second Language Acquisition. The proficiency based approaches that have been used to create these materials are CI (comprehensible Input) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Story-Telling).
Introduction of past tense and past progressive tense for beginning level academic English.
Since the first version of this book came out in 2005, the field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has grown and changed. This update is the result of some of those changes. Our intent is to place pedagogical goals before technologies, as the literature advises but is not always followed in classrooms. In revising this book, as in the original, we assume that good teachers teach well because they bear in mind certain principles about how they can best help learners to learn language. Placing these principles at the center of attention makes it much easier for teachers to concentrate on the question of what constitutes effective computer-enhanced pedagogy and why.
This book takes as its organizing principles both the system of conditions that are known to support effective language learning and the goals that a variety of standards in the field have set out for us and our students.
Examples throughout the book underscore the need to consider theory in every aspect of the teaching and learning process. Some of the points in this book we have made in other places; other we discovered during the revision process. All told, this text provides a brief picture of what CALL classrooms can be like today. Of course, that could change tomorrow.
This adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is written as a graded reader for ESL/EFL/ELT purposes. The text is estimated to be at the INTERMEDIATE level on the Extensive Reading Foundation Grading Scale, or A2 on the CEFR scale. (PDF, epub, mobi)
This textbook is designed for beginning-intermediate English language learners. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter includes listening and speaking components such as dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.