ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework | ESL Literacy Network
ESL Curriculum - Northern Essex Community College
This section of the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework provides answers to some of the questions you may have as you begin exploring the framework.
Developing ESL Curriculum using the WIDA ELP Standards
Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework guides users through five main considerations in the process of curriculum development. Here is a list of the works used and cited in the framework.
For the past year, a statewide Planning Committee has been meeting to develop ESL Model Curriculum Units (ESL MCUs). The ESL MCUs take a functional approach to language teaching and are organized around the WIDA Key Uses of Academic Language and the key academic practices embedded in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks."An Analysis and Guide for the Proposed Redesign of the ESL Curriculum in Saudi Arabia Public Schools using Advanced Organizers" is a follow-up to a previous instructional design module for my R511 Instructional Technology Foundations class. In this collaboration between my classmate and I, we proposed a guide to the redesign of Saudi Arabian public schools, specifically for the high school ESL curriculum. We began by giving a brief overview of learning theories (behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism) and practices, followed by a rationale for the advanced organizers used. To better assist the reader, we presented two advanced organizers supplied by supplementary explanation guides.The ESL MCUs, an ESL Curriculum Resource Guide, ESL MCU Facilitator Training, and other supports are expected to be rolled out in the summer of 2016.Our ESL Curriculum is designed for Language Schools teaching with students 13 years and older. Our ESL textbooks are in use all over the world. , as well as Seattle School System, US Bureau of Prisons, and West Point College NY. South Korea recently published 13,000 copies of our Children’s textbooks.Skills Demonstrated:
- Identifying the potential problem areas on a macro, mid, and micro levels.
-Providing a sample of an international high school ESL curriculum and an overview of acceptable teaching practices (according to 10 years of personal experience in teaching in Saudi schools).
- Collaborating on context writing, specifically Supplementary Explanation Guide #2.
- Developing a summary of learning theories (organizer #2).
It is important for ESL teachers to include all the important aspects of CBEC and follow the full procedures. Although implementing CBEC sounds daunting due to its preparation, benefits that ESL students receive from CBEC can outweigh ESL teachers' initial reluctance or preparation. In order for ESL students to have college as an option, they need a strong ESL curriculum that prepares them to be academically successful. ESL teaching should look beyond survival and social English fluency. The ESL teachers should think small, start small and give CBEC a try. The results will be rewarding.