ESOL I (Elective)This course is offered as a support for students enrolled in 9 th Grade Literature. Instruction focuses on the different modes of writing, conventions, reading comprehension skills and oral communication skills.ESOL II (Core)This course integrates the four language skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening) using a variety of literature, with an emphasis on literary analysis. The integrated study of composition will include basic research skills, expository and persuasive writing. Sentence structure and grammar usage will be included through writing about literature and will be integrated with speaking, listening and vocabulary skills.ESOL III (Elective/Core)This course is offered as a support for students enrolled in American Literature. Instruction focuses on the different modes of writing, conventions, reading and comprehension skills and oral communication skills.ESOL IV (Core)This course integrates the four language skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening) and introduces the major types of fiction and nonfiction, short stories, folk tales, poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, and novel. Emphasis is placed upon the evaluation of these forms of literature through application of the elements of literature. This course seeks to develop composition through an integrated approach in response to literary analysis. A Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) of 4.34.8 combined with a strong Reading proficiency score is recommended.American Literature is required for all ESOL students.
ESOL Electives:Communication Skills I (Elective)This course will focus on the acquisition of social and instructional language and the introduction of content across the four language domains as prescribed in WIDA Standard 1. The suggested Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) is PL12.
Communication Skills II (Elective)
This course is an expansion of Communication Skills 1 with an increased focus on content knowledge, particularly the discipline of English language arts. The five WIDA Standards serve as its basis. Academic success in ALL content areas with emphasis upon proficiency in Standard 2 regarding verbal and written skills, communication of information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of language arts. The suggested Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) is PL 12.Reading and Listening in the Content Areas (Elective)This course supports and enhances literacy and listening skills necessary for success in the content areas. Guiding the course are the five basic WIDA Standards with particular emphasis on reading and listening skills in language arts, science, social studies and mathematics. The suggested Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) is PL 12.Oral Communications in the Content Areas (Elective)This course supports and enhances listening and speaking skills in the content areas and references the five basic WIDA Standards with emphasis on the listening and speaking skills in the content areas. The suggested Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) is PL 23.Writing in the Content Areas (Elective)This course focuses on writing across the standards of English language arts, science, mathematics and social studies. The domains of reading, listening and speaking are integral to the writing process, both actively and critically. The content addresses all five WIDA Standards. The suggested Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) is PL 23.
ESOL Study Skills CoursesStudy Skills courses for ESOL students are intended to teach vital study skills to students with limited English language skills. Course material and presentation are appropriate to students’ language abilities and meet specific student needs in developing second language acquisition.
ESOL Study Skills I (Elective)
Students participate in intensive practice in the structure of English grammar, including guided practice in writing. Oral proficiency is practiced through classroom discussion. Students also review testtaking techniques and timemanagement skills. Students are provided with structured study time for sheltered and mainstream class assignments.
ESOL Study Skills II (Elective)
Students participate in intensive practice of English grammar and writing. Increased oral proficiency is developed through advanced classroom discussion. Test taking and time management skills are enhanced and refined. Structured study time for other classes is provided.ESOL Study Skills III (Elective)English grammar and writing skills are practiced and refined in this course. Advanced classroom discussion is intended to enhance students’ English language skills. Students are provided structured study time, and preparation for Georgia High School Graduation Tests.
Further practice with English grammar and writing is provided. Advanced oral proficiency is mastered through classroom discussions. This course will provide intensive preparation for Georgia High School Graduation Tests.