ESL Curriculum Exemplars - New Jersey
ESL Curriculum - Northern Essex Community College
Sequencing tasks logically ensures that curriculum materials are presented in a way that supports learners as they build their language skills and knowledge, allowing them to move successfully from one task to the next within an instructional sequence. Three underlying principles which can guide the sequencing of tasks in ESL curricula are scaffolding, spiraling, and recycling.
Developing ESL Curriculum using the WIDA ELP Standards
Researchers and practitioners have long debated the role of language forms (e.g., grammar structures, pronunciation) and the role of language functions within ESL curricula. As Ellis (2005) points out, however, both are important:
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.Welcome to the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework, a resource designed to guide adult ESL literacy practitioners through a process of curriculum development.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).
The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework has been developed for practitioners in adult ESL literacy programs in Alberta. This resource can be used by ESL literacy curriculum developers, instructors and program providers.