ESL Curriculum

At the heart of our school’s academic philosophy is learning through communication. Our mission is to provide the best language learning experience available to promote the fastest comprehension and usage of the target language by employing the most dynamic, student centered, second language acquisition programs, materials and methodology available as well as maintaining a staff of well-trained, highly motivated, ESL teachers whose greatest goal is to help their students achieve success using their new language.

In order for our students to learn quickly and progress through our program, one unit is completed every week in all our

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Grammar Classes which includes the following course materials and activities:

Levels 1 – 8: Interchange Grammar Classes (8 Units per Level)

  • 12 – 13 Student Book Exercises (completed in class)
  • 9 – 10 Workbook Exercises for homework (reviewed in class)
  • 7 – 9 Video Activity Book Exercises with DVD (completed in class)
  • 1 Fresh Ideas Activity
  • 1 Photocopiable Activity
  • 1 Language Summary (review)
  • 1 Progress Check review of 2 units (2 pages)
  • 1 Quiz for every 2 units

Levels 9 – 10: Passages Grammar Classes (12 Units per Level)

  • 2 Lessons A & B, 6 – 7 Student Book Exercises per lesson
  • 5 Workbook Exercises for homework (reviewed in class)
  • 2 Grammar Plus Activities (2 pages Lesson A & B)
  • 1 Fresh Ideas Activity
  • 1 Photocopiable Activity
  • 1 Language Summary (review)
  • 1 Quiz for every Unit

Extended Levels 1 & 2 Grammar Classes: TOEFL Preparation (5 Units & 4 Units per Level)

  • Introduction to the TOEFL iBT Test
  • Introduction to the TOEFL sections
  • Reading Section Coursework
  • Listening Section Coursework
  • Speaking Section Coursework
  • Writing Section Coursework
  • Practice Tests & Review
  • Writer’s Handbook Review

Grammar Class Curriculum Cont.

Extended Level 3 & 4 Grammar Classes: Focus on Grammar (11 Units & 12 Units per Level)

  • 10 Student Book Exercises per Unit
  • 8 Workbook Exercises for homework (reviewed in class)
  • Composition Writing Activities
  • 2 Out of the Box Activities
  • 1 Unit Review per Unit (3 in class exercises)
  • 1 Unit Test every Unit

ESL Curriculum

In our Conversation Classes, students also progress through one unit per week and include the following activities:

Levels 1 – 2: Taking Off Conversation Classes (6 units per level)

  • 13 Activities (1 page each)
  • 1 What do you know? (2 page review)
  • 1 Major Review Activity (2 pages every 3 units)
  • 4 Worksheets (1 page each)
  • 1 Test for every unit (2 pages)

Levels 3 – 8: Let’s Talk Conversation Classes (8 units per level)

  • 2 Let’s Talk Lessons A & B (4 pages per unit)
  • 1 Self-Study Activity (5 Exercises 2 pages)
  • 1 Communication Task (1 page, optional – time permitting)
  • 1 Talking Point Activity (1 exercise, optional – time permitting)
  • 2 Model Conversations (2 pages, Lessons A & B)
  • 1 Expansion Activity (1 every 4 units) / 1 Unit Quiz for every unit (1 page)

Levels 9 – 10: Mosaic 1 & 2 Listening & Speaking Conversation Classes (10 Chapters per level)

  • 4 Parts per chapter
  • Part 1: 4 Exercises (4 pages)
  • Part 2: 4 – 5 Exercises (6 – 8 pages)
  • Part 3: 4 – 5 Exercises (4 – 5 pages)
  • Part 4: 1 – 2 Exercises (1 – 2 pages)
  • 2 Supplemental Worksheets (1 page each, optional – time permitting)
  • 1 Self-Assessment (1 page) / 1 Chapter Test for every unit (2 pages)

Extended Levels 1 & 2: Mosaic 1 & 2 Reading Conversation Classes (10 Chapters per level)

  • 4 Parts per chapter
  • Part 1: 4 Exercises (4 pages)
  • Part 2: 4 – 5 Exercises (6 – 8 pages)
  • Part 3: 4 – 5 Exercises (4 – 5 pages)
  • Part 4: 1 – 2 Exercises (1 – 2 pages)
  • 2 Supplemental Worksheets (1 page each, optional – time permitting)
  • 1 Self-Assessment (1 page) / 1 Chapter Test for every
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Conversation Class Curriculum Cont.

Extended Levels 3 & 4: Mosaic 1 & 2 Writing Conversation Classes (10 Chapters per level)

  • 4 Parts per chapter
  • Part 1: 4 Exercises (4 pages)
  • Part 2: 4 – 5 Exercises (6 – 8 pages)
  • Part 3: 4 – 5 Exercises (4 – 5 pages)
  • Part 4: 1 – 2 Exercises (1 – 2 pages)
  • 2 Supplemental Worksheets (1 page each, optional – time permitting)
  • 1 Self-Assessment (1 page) / 1 Chapter Test for every unit (2 pages)