Course Title: English as a Second Language ESL Level 1
Course Code: ESLAO
Grade: ESL Level 1
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: None
Department: English as a Second Language and English Literacy

Course Description

This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce them to the English language and help them adjust to the diversity in their new environment. Students will use beginning English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday and essential academic purposes. They will engage in short conversations using basic English language structures and simple sentence patterns; read short adapted texts; and write phrases and short sentences. The course also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.

Course Outline
  • ESLAO Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLAO Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Comprehending Simple Directions, Instructions, and Presentations (Part 1) (A1.1)
  • U1L2 Comprehending Simple Directions, Instructions, and Presentations (Part 2) (A1.1)
  • U1L3 Understanding Simple English of Personal and Familiar Topics (Part 1) (A1.2)
  • U1L4 Understanding Simple English of Personal and Familiar Topics (Part 2) (A1.2)
  • U1L5 Reading Simple English Texts (Part 1) (B1.1)
  • U1L6 Reading Simple English Texts (Part 2) (B1.1)
  • U1L7 Understanding Simple English Texts (Part 1) (B1.2)
  • U1L8 Understanding Simple English Texts (Part 2) (B1.2)
  • U1L9 Writing Journal Entry of Text (Part 1) (B1.3)
  • U1L10 Writing Journal Entry of Text (Part 2) (B1.3)
  • U1L11 Characteristics of Simple Text Forms (Part 1) (B1.4)
  • U1L12 Characteristics of Simple Text Forms (Part 2) (B1.4)
  • U1L13 Completing Short Close Passage Using Word Bank (C1.1)
  • U1L14 Write and Sequence Captions of Photographs (C1.1)
  • U1L15 Writing Email to Classmates (C1.2)
  • U1L16 Writing Journal Entry Following a Model (C1.2)
  • U1L17 Filling in Application for Library Card (C1.3)
  • U1L18 Compile a To-Do List (C1.3)
  • U1L19 Common Greetings and Courtesies (D1.1)
  • U1L20 Conversations and Classroom Discussions (D1.1)
  • U1L21 Making Appropriate Eye Contact (D1.2)
  • U1L22 Using Appropriate Speech Volume (D1.2)
  • U1L23 Identifying Canada’s Regions and Cities (D2.1)
  • U1L24 Identifying Canadian Holidays and Symbols (D2.1)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLAO Unit 1 Assignment
  • ESLAO – Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLAO Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Responding to Simple Questions (Part 1) (A2.1)
  • U2L2 Responding to Simple Questions (Part 2) (A2.1)
  • U2L3 Simple Courtesy Expressions (A2.2)
  • U2L4 Conversation-closing Expressions (A2.2)
  • U2L5 Short Prose Texts (B1.5)
  • U2L6 Simple Poems on Familiar Topics (B1.5)
  • U2L7 Understanding Texts Using Read Strategies (Part 1) (B2.1)
  • U2L8 Understanding Texts Using Read Strategies (Part 2) (B2.1)
  • U2L9 Titles, Headlines, and Illustrations of Simple Texts (B2.2)
  • U2L10 Images, Table of Contents, and Symbols (B2.2)
  • U2L11 Numbered or Bulleted Steps in Process or List (B2.3)
  • U2L12 Connecting Devices (Part 2) (B2.3)
  • U2L13 Writing about Daily Routines and Descriptions of Home or Classroom (C2.1)
  • U2L14 Travel Directions or Procedure (C2.1)
  • U2L15 Using Simple Connectives to Link Ideas (C2.2)
  • U2L16 Using Modifiers to Indicate Special Relationships (C2.2)
  • U2L17 Grammatical Structures of Simple Sentences (Writing) (Part 1) (C3.1)
  • U2L18 Grammatical Structures of Simple Sentences (Writing) (Part 2) (C3.1)
  • U2L19 Symbolism of Canadian Flag (D2.2)
  • U2L20 Awareness and Respect of Diversity of Culture (D2.2)
  • U2L21 Naming Customs and Forms of Address (D2.3)
  • U2L22 Relationship to Elders and Responsibilities Within Home (D2.3)
  • U2L23 School Attendance Procedures and Emergency Procedures (D3.1)
  • U2L24 Ways to Address School Staff and Appropriate Dress at School (D3.1)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLAO Unit 1 Assignment
  • ESLAO Unit 2 Online Test
  • ESLAO – Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLAO Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Identifying Science Equipment and Content Area Concepts (A2.3)
  • U3L2 Retelling Key Events of Picture Sequence(A2.3)
  • U3L3 Grammatical Structures of Simple Sentences (Speaking) (A3.1)
  • U3L4 Grammatical Structures of Simple Sentences (Speaking) (Part 2) (A3.1)
  • U3L5 Grammatical Structures of Simple Sentences (Reading) (Part 1) (B2.4)
  • U3L6 Grammatical Structures of Simple Sentences (Reading)(Part 2) (B2.4)
  • U3L7 Using Pictures and Illustrations to Clarify Meaning (B3.1)
  • U3L8 Compile Thematic Lists of Key Concept Vocabulary (B3.1)
  • U3L9 Noun and Adjective Endings (B3.2)
  • U3L10 Regular, Present and Past Tense Verb Endings (B3.2)
  • U3L11 Pictorial and Bilingual Dictionaries (B3.3)
  • U3L12 Personal Word Banks and Word Walls (B3.3)
  • U3L13 Simple Spelling Strategies to Spell Words Accurately (Part 1) (C3.2)
  • U3L14 Simple Spelling Strategies to Spell Words Accurately (Part 2) (C3.2)
  • U3L15 Brainstorm and Record Ideas of Topic (C4.1)
  • U3L16 Generating Ideas by Drawing or Sketching to Formulate Thoughts (C4.1)
  • U3L17 Draft Pieces of Writing (Part 1) (C4.2)
  • U3L18 Draft Pieces of Writing (Part 2) (C4.2)
  • U3L19 Strategies for Studying (Part 1) (D3.2)
  • U3L20 Strategies for Studying (Part 2) (D3.2)
  • U3L21 Working with Others (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U3L22 Working with Others (Part 2) (D3.3)
  • U3L23 School Websites to Support Learning (D3.4)
  • U3L24 Key School Resources for Learning (D3.4)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLAO Unit 3 Assignment
  • ESLAO – Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLAO Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Distinguishing Vowels and Consonants (A3.2)
  • U4L2 Falling and Rising Intonation (A3.2)
  • U4L3 Clarification Strategies (Part 1) (A3.3)
  • U4L4 Clarification Strategies (Part 2) (A3.3)
  • U4L5 Clarification Strategies (Part 3) (A3.3)
  • U4L6 Locating Key Information of School (B4.1)
  • U4L7 Locating Key Information of Community (B4.1)
  • U4L8 Finding Words in Learning Dictionaries (B4.2)
  • U4L9 Completing Simple Chart of First Nation Peoples in Canada (B4.2)
  • U4L10 Identifying Source of Information (Part 1) (B4.3)
  • U4L11 Identifying Source of Information (Part 2) (B4.3)
  • U4L12 Revising, Editing and Proofreading Drafts (Part 1) (C4.3)
  • U4L13 Revising, Editing and Proofreading Drafts (Part 2) (C4.3)
  • U4L14 Revising, Editing and Proofreading Drafts (Part 3) (C4.3)
  • U4L15 Elements of Effective Presentation to Publish Final Project (Part 1) (C4.4)
  • U4L16 Elements of Effective Presentation to Publish Final Project (Part 2) (C4.4)
  • U4L17 Responding to Teacher Prompts in Writing Conference (C4.5)
  • U4L18 Using Vocabulary List for New Words (C4.5)
  • U4L19 Reporting Weather Forecast on Television (D4.1)
  • U4L20 Obtaining Transportation Schedules from Websites (D4.1)
  • U4L21 Purpose of Advertising Flyers (D4.2)
  • U4L22 Purpose of Travel Brochures (D4.2)
  • U4L23 Creating Posters or Brochures (D4.3)
  • U4L24 Creating Collage of First Impressions of Canada (D4.3)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLAO Unit 4 Assignment
  • ESLAO Unit 4 Online Test
  • ESLAO Final Project
  • ESLAO Final Exam
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