ESL Curricula Descriptions

This page contains brief descriptions of various ESL curricula, by levels.

Title Description Members who use this text Library
Access: Fundamentals of Literacy and Communication
Steven Molinsky and Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall Regents publishers
Learning Level: 0

Ideal starting point for the learners who cannot read or write in their native languages. Instruction through pre-skill sections and basic reading, writing, literacy and speaking

MLC
Apple Pie: Student Book 1A
Sade Iwataki, Delta Systems company publishers
Learning Level: 0

Lesson plan format, developed by Los Angeles Unified School District

MLC
Basic English for Adult Competency
Autumn Keltner, Leann Howard, Frances Lee, Prentice Hall Regents publishers
Learning Level: 0

Illustrated, situational oriented text for oral language patterns, grammar and drills

MLC
Basic Grammar in Action
Heinle & Heinle Publishers
Learning Level: 0

Provides a foundation that is basic for language development.

MLC
Before Book 1
Learning Level: 0

Listening activities for pre-literate students.

SPPS MLC
Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers (series)
Penny Ur, Cambridge University Press
Learning Level: 0

Series of 30 titles that offer support and guidelines for practical usage.

MLC
Chalk Talks
Norma Shapiro and Carol Genser, Command Performance Language Institute
Learning Level: 0

Free oral expressions through quick and easy symbols using student generated lessons. 

MLC
Clear Speech
Judy Gilbert; Cambridge University Press
Learning Level: 0

Focuses on speaking, listening and phonics; audio CD available.

JFS MLC
Collaboration: English in Our Lives Beginning, 1
Learning Level: 0

Series based on students authentic stories. 

Collaborations: English in Live Literacy
Donna Moss, Cathy C. Shank and Lynda Terrill, Heinle and Heinle publishers
Learning Level: 0 SPPS MLC

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