LEVEL 1: Grammar

Course Description

This course is designed for beginners needing a thorough review of basic grammar, functions, and vocabulary. The materials provide a solid foundation in the language of English. The underlying philosophy of the course remains that language is best learned when it is used for meaningful conversations.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: basic personal information and everyday objects, clothes and the weather, time and daily activities, transportation and family, homes and occupations.

Course Objectives

  • Unit 1: Discuss personal information
  • Unit 2: Discuss everyday objects
  • Unit 3: Discuss famous people and people you know
  • Unit 4: Discuss clothes and the weather
  • Unit 5: Discuss time and daily activities
  • Unit 6: Discuss transportation, family, and routines
  • Unit 7: Discuss homes and furniture
  • Unit 8: Discuss occupations

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Unit 1A: Students can say hello and introduce themselves and others using my, your, his, and her.
  • Unit 1B: Students can say good-bye and exchange phone numbers using the verb be.
  • Unit 2A: Students can identify and talk about personal and classroom objects using the articles a/an, plurals, this/these, and it/they.
  • Unit 2B: Students can discuss the locations of items using yes/no and where questions with be, the article the, and prepositions of place.
  • Unit 3A: Students can talk about cities, countries, nationalities, and languages using yes/no questions and be.
  • Unit 3B: Students can talk about people’s appearances, personalities, and ages using Wh-questions with be.
  • Unit 4A: Students can talk about work and leisure clothes and colors using possessive adjectives and pronouns.
  • Unit 4B: Students can talk about the weather and what people are wearing using the present continuous and conjunctions.
  • Unit 5A: Students can talk about cities and time zones using time expressions.
  • Unit 5B: Students can discuss people’s activities using the present continuous.
  • Unit 6A: Students can talk about transportation and families using simple present statements.
  • Unit 6B: Students can discuss daily and weekly routines using simple present questions.
  • Unit 7A: Students can describe houses and apartments using simple present questions and short answers.
  • Unit 7B: Students can discuss furniture and dream homes using statements with there is/there are.
  • Unit 8A: Students can talk about jobs and workplaces using simple present Wh-questions.
  • Unit 8B: Students can give opinions about different jobs using be + adjective and adjective + noun.

LEVEL 1: Conversation

Course Description

This course is a standards-based program for beginning students of English. The work of art pages, teach life-skills vocabulary in a clear and visual way. The course is meant to establish a solid foundation in the basics of English.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: the classroom, where students are from, the family unit, the home and household needs, daily activities, clothes and shopping.

Course Objectives

  • Unit 1.1:
    Discuss meeting new people
  • Unit 1.2: Discuss the alphabet
  • Unit 1.3: Discuss greeting other people
  • Unit 1.4: Discuss countries of origin
  • Unit 1.5: Discuss objects in the classroom
  • Unit 1.6: Discuss language used in the classroom
  • Unit 1.7: Discuss basic site words
  • Unit 2.1: Discuss countries of origin
  • Unit 2.2: Discuss native language spoken
  • Unit 2.3: Discuss marital status
  • Unit 2.4: Discuss physical features of people
  • Unit 2.5: Discuss components of an address
  • Unit 2.6: Discuss a map of the U.S.
  • Unit 2.7: Discuss identification forms
  • Unit 3.1: Discuss the family unit
  • Unit 3.2: Discuss titles of names
  • Unit 3.3: Discuss a family tree
  • Unit 3.4: Discuss ages of people
  • Unit 3.5: Discuss ages of family members
  • Unit 3.6: Discuss a family form
  • Unit 4.1: Discuss types of houses
  • Unit 4.2: Discuss dream houses
  • Unit 4.3: Discuss rooms in a house
  • Unit 4.4: Discuss items in a house
  • Unit 4.5: Discuss garage sales
  • Unit 5.1: Discuss daily activities
  • Unit 5.2: Discuss calendars
  • Unit 5.3: Discuss time
  • Unit 5.4: Discuss appointments on a calendar
  • Unit 5.5: Discuss birthdays
  • Unit 5.6: Discuss medical forms
  • Unit 6.1: Discuss clothes and fashion
  • Unit 6.2: Discuss colors
  • Unit 6.3: Discuss wearing clothing
  • Unit 6.4: Discuss money and checks

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Unit 1.1: Students will be able to effectively communicate when meeting new people.
  • Unit 1.2: Students will be able to read and write the alphabet.
  • Unit 1.3: Students will be able to use greetings when meeting other people.
  • Unit 1.4: Students will be able to discuss the countries where they are from.
  • Unit 1.5: Students will be able to discuss and recognize classroom objects.
  • Unit 1.6: Students will be able to use classroom language.
  • Unit 1.7: Students will be able to fill out an emergency form.
  • Unit 1.8: Students will be able to identify basic sight words.
  • Unit 2.1: Students will be able to answer questions about their native language spoken.
  • Unit 2.2: Students will be able to answer questions about their country of origin.
  • Unit 2.3: Students will be able to recognize the differences in marital status.
  • Unit 2.4: Students will be able to describe physical appearance.
  • Unit 2.5: Students will be able to use the components of an address.
  • Unit 2.6: Students will be able to read a map of the U.S.
  • Unit 2.7: Students will be able to discuss identification forms.
  • Unit 3.1: Students will be able to discuss and ask questions about family, including children.
  • Unit 3.2: Students will be able to identify and write name titles.
  • Unit 3.3: Students will be able to discuss their family tree.
  • Unit 3.4: Students will be able to ask about someone’s age.
  • Unit 3.5: Students will be able to write the ages of family members.
  • Unit 3.6: Students will be able to complete a family form.
  • Unit 4.1: Students will be able to discuss and identify types of houses.
  • Unit 4.2: Students will be able to discuss their dream house.
  • Unit 4.3: Students will be able to discuss and identify rooms in a house.
  • Unit 4.4: Students will be able to discuss and identify items in a house.
  • Unit 4.5: Students will be able to discuss garage sales.
  • Unit 5.1: Students will be able to discuss daily activities.
  • Unit 5.2: Students will be able to discuss days of the week, months, and dates.
  • Unit 5.3: Students will be able to say the time.
  • Unit 5.4: Students will be able to discuss and make appointments on a calendar.
  • Unit 5.5: Students will be able to discuss birthdays.
  • Unit 5.6: Students will be able to fill out medical forms.
  • Unit 6.1: Students will be able to discuss clothes and fashion.
  • Unit 6.2: Students will be able to discuss colors.
  • Unit 6.3: Students will be able to discuss clothing sizes and problems with clothing.
  • Unit 6.4: Students will be able to discuss money and paying by check.