ESL Syllabus Spring 2010 by nuhman10

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									                     ESL (English as a Second Language)
                                 Syllabus
                        Madison County Career Technical Center
                                   Mrs. Threlkeld

Welcome to ESL class, Spring 2010!

This course is designed for beginner and intermediate ESL students. Students will
experience learning the English language by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in
English.

This ESL class is an elective and is 1 credit for 1st period and .5 credits for 2nd period.

Materials needed:
      -Notebook paper
      -Pencils/ pens
      -Spiral notebook
      -Jump Drive

Course content emphasis: American culture, idioms, listening and pronunciation,
grammar, vocabulary, writing for different purposes, reading comprehension and literary
analysis, oral presentations, special projects, and learning strategies and skills.

Students will receive differentiated instruction. Assignments and tests will reflect
individual English language needs.

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this class the students will be able to:

       BEGINNER

1. Receive, interpret correctly, and respond accurately to basic verbal messages and other
cues that are commonly heard in high school classroom settings.

2. Demonstrate appropriate social behaviors and knowledge of cross-cultural differences in
working with other people in class.

3. Exhibit marked improvement in vocabulary usage, sentence structure, grammar,
capitalization and punctuation through written assignments, projects and papers.

4. Use a range of learning strategies to acquire and apply new knowledge of the language
to increase skills in understanding and using spoken English.

5. Improve study skills and content knowledge in other classes.


       INTERMEDIATE

1. Prove understanding of level-appropriate texts through verbal and written response.

2. Exhibit marked improvement in vocabulary usage sentence structure, grammar,
capitalization and punctuation through written assignments, projects and papers.
                     ESL (English as a Second Language)
                                 Syllabus
                        Madison County Career Technical Center
                                   Mrs. Threlkeld

3. Write clear and focused essays using genres such as narrative, expository, persuasion
and description.

4. Express their thoughts verbally in a comprehensible manner.

5. Improve study skills and content knowledge in other classes.


Students who desire to be successful in this course need to:

      Be active learners. Listen attentively and ask a lot of questions.
      Make mistakes and learn from them.
      Pay attention and participate at all times.
      Do all assigned class work and homework.



Grading:
      50% Tests/ Assignments
           The final exam will be 15% of total grade
           Assignments and quizzes are also part of this category
      50% Daily grade
           Students can receive up to 10 points every day they attend and participate

Grading scale:
      A….92-100%            A-…90-91%
      B+...88-89%           B….82-87%            B-..80-81%
      C+...78-79%           C….72-77%            C-..70-71%
      D+...68-69%           D….65-67%            D-..64%
      F….0-59%


Attendance: This course follows the attendance policy set forth by the Madison County
Board of Education as described in the student handbook. Parents/ guardians will
receive an Early Warning Form after 3 unexcused absences.

Progress Reports: You will receive a progress report every three weeks.

Make-up work: It is the student’s responsibility to complete work missed during an
absence.


Mrs. Sarah Threlkeld
Madison County Career Technical Center
sthrelkeld@madison.k12.al.us
852.2170 x34

								
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