ESL - ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Teachers motivate students and encourage them to speak in English. Each lesson has clearly stated grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation goals. The lessons focus on giving students concrete learning objectives and a sense of progress in learning high-frequency words and phrases. Vocabulary is taught in personalized contexts.
Students are challenged to read better which helps build vocabulary and consolidate grammar. Focus is on writing skills such as paraphrasing. There is exposure to colloquial phrases and idioms, along with practice in planning, organizing, writing, and checking what is written. Pronunciation is “fine-tuned”.
At this level students fluency is emergent and the focus is on preparing students to communicate using formal and informal language in a variety of situations. Students begin strengthening their strategic approach to learning and expand their knowledge and use of vocabulary, pronunciation strategies, and grammatical structures to strengthen their ability to communicate successfully.
Students practice talking in class. Every lesson focuses on high frequency vocabulary. The main goal is to begin to speak through regular and varied practice in useful and natural contexts. Students consolidate and extend their knowledge and know what to say in typical situations
Students practice using different tenses together. New words are added to vocabulary by adding prefixes and suffixes. New vocabulary is put into practice with emphasis on pronouncing new words and sounds clearly.
Using natural conversation skills, students use a wide range of structures to express different concepts. Vocabulary is enriched by focusing on idioms and synonyms. Student are taught to use the appropriate word depending on the situation. Pronunciation of difficult sounds and natural rhythm and intonation in conversation are emphasized.