ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework | ESL Literacy Network

ESL Adult Curriculums are available by the thousands. If you have already chosen a curriculum, in all probability it is satisfactory, but how the teacher uses it is the big question. Often the students attend English classes after a hard day’s work, so there must be some social benefits for them, stemming from a good […]

ESL Curriculum Exemplars - New Jersey

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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:

The Glossary of Terms provides definitions and descriptions of the way key terms are used in the ESL Literacy Curriculum 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.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.
Checklist 7 provides additional issues to consider when selecting engaging materials to support ESL curriculum.

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This framework aligns with the Phases of literacy development outlined in the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners (Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks, 2000). The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework does not replace these benchmarks, but frames them in the context of curriculum development and ESL literacy needs in Alberta.

The Glossary of Terms provides definitions and descriptions of the way key terms are used in the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework.

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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.

Toronto Catholic District School Board. (2003). The adult ESL curriculum guidelines (4th ed.). Author.

How to Create an ESL Class Curriculum?

There is considerable diversity among the learner populations, instructor preferences, program goals, and curricula found within English language programs in Alberta. In this section of the ATESL Curriculum Framework, we propose that curriculum developers provide task design principles, propose sample tasks for all learning outcomes, supply a selection of developed task exemplars, and suggest ways to sequence curricular content . In this way, the curriculum informs and guides the instructors, who design and implement tasks that provide language learning opportunities.