ESOL 1 – Low Beginning

  1. Introduction to the three categories of Verb Tenses: Past, Present and Future and the different tense aspects combinations of Simple, Continuous, Perfect, Perfect Continuous with the initial focus on Present Continuous: I am.
  2. Money
  • Names ($10.00 = ten dollars)
  • How much is this? (counting money)
  • Coin/money equivalencies
  • Making change
  • Adjectives to describe people, the weather, employment, etc.
  • Introduce words (tall, short, thin, fat, young, old, happy, sad
  • Review usage: He is tall. She has thick hair.
  • Use magazines and books to talk about people.
  1. Review prepositions: on, in, next to, between, in front of, behind, in back of, over, under, around the corner from, across from.
  2. Community places: bank, restaurant, school, library, laundromat, hospital, police station, fire station, pharmacy, gas station, etc.
  3. Daily schedules/routines: what do we do every day? Present continuous:
  • Every day I go to work at 8am.
  • I take to shower.
  • Then I eat dinner at 6pm.
  •  I walk the dog at 5pm.
  1. Reading a work schedule. (Create simple charts with 2 or 3 employee examples- Who works three days and week? Who works on Saturday?)
  2. Telling time/times of day (in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night)
  3. Have students put words in correct sentence order using reminders about capital letters at the beginning (and for names) and periods at the end of sentences.
  • Takes/bus/work./He/the/to
  •  Macy’s./shops/She/at
  1. Create easy 6 line conversations and practice with students. These can be on any topic.

A. Hello. How are you?

B. I’m fine, thanks. How are you?

A. I’m good. Where are you from?

B. I’m from… Where are you from?

A. I’m from… Nice to meet you.

  1. Review and practice with “Wh” questions (what-thing, where-place, when- time, who-person, why-because).

          Ex. Students match questions and answers first, then have student provide the question word.

  •  ___ are you going?
  •  ___ is your favorite food?
  •  ___ is your address?
  •  ___ why are you late?
  1. Review personal information (first name, last name, address, telephone, area code, zip code).
  • Make sure that student can identify each on a library card, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  1. Dictate simple sentences and have the student write the sentences.

          Ex. Jenny ran for the train.

  1. Review High-Frequency words #1-100 (students will be given the list)
  •  Practice using flash cards so students can read/spell the words.
  • Have the student choose the correct word to complete a sentence (10 sentences/10 spelling words)
  1. Review present tense continuous. What is ___ doing now?
  • Show students pictures and ask them to describe what the person is doing.
  • Remind them that they need to use: I am…, he/she/it is/…etc.

ESOL 2 -High Beginning

  1. Review and talk about the following topics: health, food, shopping, jobs/occupations.
  2. Continuation of Verb Tenses: Work on the three categories: Past, Present and Future and the different tense aspects combinations of Simple, Continuous, Perfect, Perfect Continuous.
  3. Sentences: Practice basic subject-verb-object construction. Strive for details in writing a complete sentence. Practice penmanship on lined paper.
  4. Vocabulary: Learn new vocabulary by reading fiction and nonfiction.
  5. Have students read orally to improve fluency, intonation, and pronunciation.
  6. Repetition and review of the textbook and other class readings.