GENERIC SCHEME OF WORK Level 1
NB These are the core topics and outcomes. Pace of class and revision techniques are at the teacher’s discretion.
Tutorials and ILPs will be completed on a termly basis: 12.5hr classes – 1 to 1 tutorials twice per term;
                                                         Evening classes – small group and/or 1 to 1 tutorial, if possible, per term.

Group tutorials will take place as part of the programme. Potential places for group tutorials are marked as TE below.

Students are placed on courses after completing initial assessment. Tutors carry out a full diagnostic assessment when the course starts

Course: ESOL Level 1 Generic                      Lecturer(s) :                                                                                                  Autumn / Spring / Summer Term

 Topic/Context                 Student                Access and                 Target Language / Grammar/                      Learning Objectives and Curriculum Reference
                            Evidence/Task             Study Skills                Functions/ Pronunciation
English as a World                                                                Exchange information                             Exchange information when talking about own             Sc/L1/4a
Language.                                                                         Raise language awareness.                         languages and present info and ideas in a logical       Sc/L1/ 1a, b
                                                                                                                                     sequence making contributions relevant to the           Sc/L1/4
Histories of mother                                                               Borrowings from & into English                    situation and the subject.
tongues vs. English as an                                                         Expressing opinion & transforming sentences      Express clearly statements of fact and give short       Sd/L1/2a
international language                                                            Interrogative                                     explanations, accounts and descriptions.
                                                                                  Wh- questions + Questions about the Subject      Follow and participate in a discussion.
                                                                                  Word Order
                                                                                  Derivatives                                      Recognise the different purposes of texts about         Rt/L1/5a
                                                                                  Linking words and discourse markers.              languages
                                                                                                                                    Extract the main points and ideas, and predict words
                                                                                                                                     from context
                                                                                                                                    Obtain specific information through detailed reading    Lr/L1/2e
                                                                                                                                     and extract the main points & infer meaning that is     Lr/L1/6d
Varieties of accents                                                                                                                 not explicit in the text

                                                                                                                                    Listen for phonological detail, recognise &             Lr/L1/1a
                                                                                                                                     understand that intonation, pitch and stress can help
                                                                                                                                     follow the structure of oral discourse and that
                                                                                                                                     individual sounds can change significantly in           Ws/L1/2a
                                                                                                                                     connected speech
                                                                                                                                    Identify some common English accents.
                                                                                                                                    Listen for relevant and new information and extract
                                                                                                                                     info from texts
                                                                                                                                    Listen for relevant and new information
                                                                                                                                    Use correct basic grammar; e.g. Appropriate verb
                                                                                                                                     tense, subject-verb agreement
                                                                                                                                    Read & understand a variety of straightforward
                                                                                                                                     continuous texts using implicit and explicit
                                                                                                                                     grammatical knowledge, along with own knowledge
                                                                                                                                     and experience to predict meaning, try out
                                                                                                                                     plausible meanings and to read and check for sense

Ck/PATH/report/baseline/STC SOW level 1 Dec 03 f / Halina Rodziewicz
Organisation of the                                                     Symbols & abbreviations                              Become a more independent dictionary user.              Rw/E3/ 3a, 4a, 5a
dictionary entry                                                                                                                Use English - English dictionary to find the meaning
                                                                                                                                 of unfamiliar words using alphabetical order and
                                                                                                                                 phonemic transcription to find the pronunciation of     Rw/E3/5a
                                                                                                                                 an unfamiliar word.
Phonetics                                                                 Phonetic alphabet + word stress                                                                               Lr/E3 /2e
                                                                                                                                Recognise and identify phonetic symbols.                Sc/L1/1b

                                                                                                                               Listen for phonological detail and understand that      Sc/E3/ 1a
                                                                                                                                 English has a stress timed rhythm and that many
                                                                                                                                 syllables include an unstressed vowel and that          Sc/E3 1b
                                                                          Homophones, homographs & homonyms.                    identifying stress within a word can aid recognition
Phonetics and spelling                                                                                                           and understanding of a word                             Ww/E3 1a
                                                                                                                                Use stress, intonation & pronunciation to be            Ww/L1 1b
                                                                                                                                 understood & to make meaning clear;
                                                                                                                                Articulate the sounds of English to make meaning
                                                                                                                                 clear distinguishing between phonemes to avoid
                                                                                                                                Develop strategies for learning and remembering
                                                                                                                                 spelling and use reference tools & awareness of
                                                                                                                                 sound-symbol relationship in English spelling
Study skills (TE)                                                       Layout of text: format / ending / beginning          Plan and draft writing to present information in a      Wt/L1/ 1a, 3a
reports                                                                   Specific language / paragraphing.                     logical sequence, using paragraphs where
notes                                                                                                                            appropriate.                                            Wt/L1/5a
memos                                                                                                                           Select the best format and structure for a particular
presentations                                                             Writing and delivering short presentations (5         purpose in their own writing e.g.
                                                                           min) to other members of the class on a subject      Develop techniques for note taking and make note to     Wt/L1/ 2a, 1b
                                                                           of their choice.                                      aid planning.
                                                                                                                                Listen for specific detail                              Wt/L1/ 1b
                                                                                                                                Skim for general information
                                                                                                                                Develop techniques for proof reading to spot errors     Wt/L1/7a
                                                                                                                                 and omissions in grammar, punctuation and spelling
                                                                                                                                 and revise writing for accuracy and meaning
Problems / Solutions                                                      Summary Writing (TE)                                 Skim through a text and summarise the main point        Rt/L1/5a
                                                                                                                                 to classmates using a range of discourse markers to
             Environment                                                  Proof-read what has been written to check             predict.                                                Wt/L1/ 3a
Recycling                                                                  grammar, correct use of punctuation and
Global issues                                                              spelling                                             Produce a clear and succinct summary of the main
Air / Water                                                               Redraft after correction and discussion               points of a short text using own words with correct
newspapers                                                                Give views and opinion                                word order, punctuation and spelling and present
                                                                                                                                 information in a logical sequence, using paragraphs     Ws/L1/ 1a, 2a, 3a
Organisations (WWF                                                        Present Perfect Simple and Continuous                 where appropriate.
WHO, Greenpeace)                                                          Give factual accounts - classify and define
                                                                          Express contrast, reason, purpose, result,           Write a text or short story using grammatically
         Health and sport                                                  condition and concession.                             correct sentences where required and appropriate        Ws/L1/ 1a,
Diet and exercise
                                                                          Adverbial phrases of time, manner, degree,            punctuation. And
                                                                           extent, place, frequency, probability
Leisure                                                                                                                         Show contrast, reason, purpose, consequence and         Sd/L1/ 2b

Health scares                                                             Conditional clauses using if and unless               result using a range of conjunctions and conditional
                                                                          Generalise and give examples, warn and                sentences.
Acronyms (SARS /AIDS/                                                                                                                                                                    WT/L1
MMR/ ME)                                                                   persuade
                                                                                                                                Give advice, persuade and warn using grammatical
                                                                          Passive Voice                                         forms suitable for the level

                                                                                                                                Write a factual account of a process using the simple
                                                                                                                                 present passive.

Ck/PATH/report/baseline/STC SOW level 1 Dec 03 f / Halina Rodziewicz
Entertainment                                                           Present tenses                                       Follow a discussion without participating e.g. on       Sc/L1 2b 3a
                                                                          Vocabulary extension - adjectives                     TV and express opinions, likes and dislikes             Sc/lL1 3e 4a
TV                                                                        Comparison of adjectives                              applying a range od embedded questions with if and      SD/L1/ 1c, 2a
                                                                          Conjunctions                                          whether                                                 Wt / L1 1a 1b
Places to visit / museums /                                                                                                                                                              Lr/L1/ 6c
art galleries                                                             Narrative tenses: Past Simple, Past Continuous,      Expressing preferences                                  Wt/ L1 7a
                                                                           Past Perfect                                         Using linking words / paragraphing                      RW/ L1 1a 2a
                                                                                                                                                                                         Wt/ L1 1b
                                                                          Collocations of verbs + prepositions; nouns +        Writing a short story using appropriate punctuation     Lr/ L1 / 1a 1b 2a bc
                                                                           prepositions                                         Writing a report from a visit to a museum etc           Rt / L1 5a
                                                                                                                                Proof reading                                           Wt / L1 1b

Phone calls                                                                                                                     Taking a telephone message                              Sc / L1 1a 1c
                                                                          Modal verbs - Can / Could /Would                     Extracting information                                  Sc / L1 3a 4b
Telephone message                                                         Modals verbs - question forms
                                                                          Reported Speech                                      Understanding register / tone and extract relevant      Sc / L1 2b 2c
Socialising                                                               Linking words e.g. because                            info on the telephone and respond.                      Lr/L1/ 1b
                                                                          Phrases to do with leave taking                      Reporting a phone conversation
Refugee groups (college                                                   Reading notices / posters / leaflets for             Take part in social interaction and make excuses        Sd/L1/ 1a
notice boards)                                                             information.                                          when inviting, accepting or refusing invitations
                                                                          Reading comprehension for detail                      using suitable register
Body language                                                                                                                   Expressing regrets
(at home/work/college)                                                                                                                                                                   Sd/L1/ 4a
                                                                                                                                Inviting/declining / giving reasons for not accepting
                                                                                                                                Use appropriate phrases for interruption
Descriptions of                                                         Describe home town/capital city of own country       Plan and draft when writing: plan and understand        Wt/ L1 1a 2a 3a 4a
traditions                                                                Adjective order , adverbs and prepositional           that the choice how to organise writing depends on      Wt / L1 5a 7a
places                                                                     phrases                                               the purpose, audience and intended outcome of           Ws / L1 1a 2a 3a
festivals : Haloween,                                                     Comparison of adjectives                              writing                                                 WW / L1 2a
Diwali, Hannukah,                                                         Present Tenses                                       Give a short description and make comparisons
Christmas etc                                                             Gerund vs. Infinitive                                Organise writing in short paragraphs
                                                                          Linking words                                        Sequence chronological writing

Ck/PATH/report/baseline/STC SOW level 1 Dec 03 f / Halina Rodziewicz
Education                                                                       Ways of expressing the past                            Use basic sentence grammar accurately                   Ws/ L1 2a
- the past                                                                      Narrative tenses                                                                                                Ws / L1 3a
                                                                                Understand style and avoid repetition (TE)             Use punctuation to aid clarity in relation to           WW/ L1 2a
                                                                                                                                         beginnings and ends of sentences
                                                                                USED TO + WOULD used for past habits                   Produce a legible text -recognising the importance
                                                                                                                                         of legible handwriting                                  Sc/ L1 3b 3c 4b
                                                                                Pronunciation of past endings
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lr/ L1 1a 1b 2a 2b
                                                                                                                                        Give an account of events
                                                                                                                                        Listen for detail in narratives and explanations
                                                                                                                                        Use knowledge of syntax and grammar to work out         Sc/L1/ 2b
                                                                                                                                         meaning and confirm understanding in other types        Rt/L1/
                                                                                                                                         of text.

                                                                                                                                        Scan different parts of texts to locate and extract
                                                                                                                                         relevant information

                                                                                                                                        Express clearly statements of fact

Finding Work                                                                    Simple Past & Present Perfect Tense                    Being able to read adverts Use organisational and        Rt/L1/2a
                                                                                Articles                                                structural features to locate info                       Sc/L1/3a Rt/L1/3a,4a
                                         Workplace - health &                   Passive voice                                          Understand to locate info                                ****** Rt/L1/3a,4a
                                                                                                            Use organisational and structural features new *** ****** and specific detail Article Rt/L1/3a,4a
Workplace - health &                                                            Body language                                          Use organisational and structural features to locate     Ww/L1/2a,2c,5a
safety.                                                                                                                                  info                                                     Lr/L 1/5a

Forms                                                                           Complete job application forms                                                                                  Wt/L1/1a

                                         Body language           Lr/L 1/5a                                                                                                                       Sc/L1/1b
Job search / Internet &                                                         Make requests and ask questions to obtain info         Search for a job using reference material               Rt/L1/5b
newspapers                                                                                                                              Increase vocabulary and relate to job search            Sc/L1/1a
                                                                                Using a variety of sources to find out about job       Read and understand information about job               Rw/L1/3a
                                                                                                                                         opportunities from newspaper advertisements.            Sc/L1/3d
                                                                                Understanding complex materials relating to            Read job specification analytically and identify the
                                                                                                                                         skills and experience required for individual job       Rw/E3 / 6 &7
                                                                                Symbols & abbreviations.                                specifications, match them with own skills and
                                                                                Editing texts for job search.                           experience.
                                                                                Responding to job adverts.                             Make requests about the job by phone or in writing.
                                                                                Punctuation                                            Ask for clarification of information if necessary and
Formal letter writing                                                                                                                    make arrangements.                                      Lr/E3/3a, 3b & 5b
                                                                                Write letters of job application                       Present ideas in a logical sequence using discourse     Sd/E3/ 1f
                                                                                                                                         markers - orally and in writing.                        Sc/E3/ 3a 3b 4a 5a
                                                                                                                                        Use paragraphs were appropriate, choosing lg
CV writing                                                                                                                               suitable for purpose and audience i.e. write formal
                                                                                                                                         letters using the correct register and appropriate
                                                                                                                                        Give explanations expressing purpose
                                                                                                                                        Include detail and develop ideas where appropriate

Newspapers                                                                         Express statements of fact and                         Survey writing                                     Lr/E3/6b
                                                                                      explanation                                                                                                Sc/L1 3a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sc/L1 1b
Job interview                                                                 Job interview checklist                                Give explanations expressing purpose                    Lr//L1/ 1b, 1c, 4a, 5a
                                                                                                                                        Use stress and intonation to convey meaning             Sc/L1/ 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c,
ILT                                                                           Students will achieve these outcomes at various        Identify commonly used keys on a keyboard.
Ck/PATH/report/baseline/STC SOW level 1 Dec 03 f / Halina Rodziewicz
                                                                                 levels related to prior experience and skills      Use shift and CAPS lock
                                                                                                                                    Use Backspace and Delete
                                                                                                                                    Identify elements of hardware necessary for working
                                                                                                                                     with the word processor.
                                                                                                                                    Identify the software being used.
                                                                                                                                    Understand necessary computer terminology.
                                                                                                                                    Launch and close a word processing program.
                                                                                                                                    Enter text
                                                                                                                                    Edit and format text
                                                                                                                                    Save a file
                                                                                                                                    Print a document
                                                                                                                                    Understand Internet terminology
                                                                                                                                    Browse the Internet
                                                                                                                                    Use email

Signed -Tutor:                                                     Signed – Line Manager                                              Date:

Ck/PATH/report/baseline/STC SOW level 1 Dec 03 f / Halina Rodziewicz

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