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Topics and Themes (eslNeedAssessCurriculuumChoiceSurveyEspanol.doc & eslNeedAssessCurriculuumChoiceSurveyEspanol2.doc)

Below is a possible "suggestive" list for our Literacy Project: ESL Classes:
(see SalsBegLitESL_Grid, eslMorrisLiteracyProjectStudentProfile.doc, and eslNeedAssessCurriculuumChoiceSurvey.doc)
*learned from Liberal Arts: English-Course Design

___1. SelfIntroductory (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistSelfIntroductory.doc)
Have student share about their background, interest, and other information (e.g. need assessment listed below here) that may help you know what or why they want to learn English.
___2. Alphabet A to Z (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistAtoZ.doc)

*see GoodnewsEverybody: Children
___3. Contact Info (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistContactInfo.doc)
___4. Daily Life Math Skills
___5. Severe Weather Survival Skills
___6. Finding Your Way Locally, State, Nationally, Globally (map activity=> GoodnewsEverybody.com: LA- Geography-Political, Physical, etc... Maps etc...) (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistFindingYourWayMap.doc)
Google Maps in Language Teaching

"some ideas on how to use Google Maps (as part of the Web 2.0) in the (ICT) language classroom. "

  • Google Earth

  • ___7. Shopping at a Grocery Store
    ESL Vocabulary Lesson - Supermarket

    "A vocabulary English lesson about the supermarket.Suscribe to our channel! "
    ___8. Multicultural Gestures-American Idioms (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistMulticulturalGestures.doc)
    *see GoodnewsUSA: American-English
    ___9. Stories from Home (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistStoriesfromHome.doc)
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Multicultural: Immigrant Stories & GoodnewsEverybody.com Multicultural: Migrant Workers
    ___10. Health-Hospital/Clinic Visit (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistHealthReg.doc)

    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Health & GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: Clinic, Doctors, Hospital, Medical, Physicians, Pre-Med, etc..
    ___11. Helping Child with School Life (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistHelpChild.doc)
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Education
    ___12. Housing Life (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistHousing.doc)
    How many rooms are there in your home? Living room, bedroom

    "Video Lesson guide. In this video you are going to learn English (ESL,EFL) Vocabulary and expressions related rooms at home. How to study with the video Click play to begin. Listen and repeat what you hear. Follow the videos closely. Repeat video for clarity. Just keep a dictionary nearby in case you still can't understand some expressions. Or use our dictionary links. Vocabulary: Living room, dining, room, kitchen etc. Sentence patterns: How many rooms are there in your home? What's in the living room? "
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Housing
    ___13. Employment or Job Search (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistJobSearch.doc)
    *see Goodnews Everybody: Liberal Arts-Employment
    => GoodnewsEverybody.com Foods: Agriculture, Horticulture-Gardening, Farming, etc...
    ___14. Computer Skills (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistComputerSkills.doc)

    *see GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: Computers-AntiVirus, Homepages, Internet-Online, Softwares, Storage, etc...
    ___15. Financial: Paying Bills, Utilities, etc...
    preparation.
    ___16. Driving: Written & Behind the Wheel Test Preparation

    On-going Lessons:
    English-Vocabulary
    *learn new common words relating to topic/theme
    GoodnewsEverybody: English-Pronunciation
    *using the Rosetta Stone (see RosettaStoneStudentRecordSheet.doc) software program too!
    GoodnewsEverybody: English-Grammar (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistGrammar.doc)
    GoodnewsEverybody: Multicultural
    *if possible, ask your student(s) to share cultural similarities and differences for each topic (e.g. Health-What are some similarities and differences between your experience so far in America and your homeland?)

    Course Design-“Need Assessment: Curriculum Choice Survey”

    Please highlight, underline, or check the “Top 3” Topics and Themes that you would like to learn…. Below is a possible "suggestive" list (see SalsBegLitESL_Grid). Please select your top #3 choices of "topics" you would like to focus your ESL lessons on.

    ___1. SelfIntroductory (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistSelfIntroductory.doc)
    Have student share about their background, interest, and other information (e.g. need assessment listed below here) that may help you know what or why they want to learn English.
    ___2. Alphabet A to Z (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistAtoZ.doc)
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Children
    ___3. Contact Info (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistContactInfo.doc)
    ___4. Finding Your Way Locally, State, Nationally, Globally (map activity) (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistFindingYourWayMap.doc)
    ___5. Multicultural Gestures-American Idioms (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistMulticulturalGestures.doc)
    *see GoodnewsUSA: American-English
    ___6. Stories from Home (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistStoriesfromHome.doc)
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Multicultural
    ___7. Health-Hospital/Clinic Visit (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistHealthReg.doc)
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Health
    ___8. Helping Child with School Life (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistHelpChild.doc)
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Education
    ___9. Housing Life (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistHousing.doc)
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Housing
    ___10. Employment or Job Search (see SalsBegLitESLChecklistJobSearch.doc)
    ___11. Other__________________
    *see Goodnews Everybody: Liberal Arts-Employment
    On-going “Linguistic Skills” Lessons:
    ___12. GoodnewsEverybody: English-Pronunciation
    ___13. GoodnewsEverybody: English-Grammar
    ___14. Goodnews Everybody: Liberal Arts-English Homepage-Vocabulary

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