ESL Curricula Descriptions

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

Title Description Members who use this text Library
Laubach Way Series
New Readers Press
Learning Level: 1

Teaches the 4 core areas beginning with the alphabet and sounds and goes through comprehensive reading.

HAP, JFS MLC
Laubach Way to Cursive Writing
New Readers Press
Learning Level: 1 MLC, SPPL
Life Prints1: ESL for Adults
New Readers Press, 2002
Learning Level: 1

Students learn realistic skills needed at home, work and in the community in a language and cultural context.

CHES, CLUES, HAP MLC
Literacy in Lifeskills, Book 1 and 2
Salli Gati, Heinle and Heinle
Learning Level: 1

Progresses from letters and numbers into sight words and conversational exchanges.

CHES, GEL Guide MLC
Longman ESL Literacy
Addison Wesley Longman Publishers, 1998 ISBN: 020135182X
Learning Level: 1

Fundamental literacy skills along with practical communication skills are featured.

GEL Guide, HAP, Lao Family MLC, SPPL
Oxford Basic Picture Dictionary
Oxford Press
Learning Level: 1 All Members MLC
Personal Stories
Linmore Publishers
Learning Level: 1

18 easy stories written in one sentence per line.

CHES, Lao Family, SPPS MLC, SPPL
Practical English
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Learning Level: 1

A comprehensive series designed to teach all four language skills from the beginning, book 1 emphasizes oral communication.

Lao Family
Real Life English: A Competency Based ESL Program for Adults, Book 1
Steck Vaughn Publishers
Learning Level: 1

A competency based program for adults.

CHES, HAP, Neighborhood House MLC, SPPL
Side by Side, Book 1
Longman Press
Learning Level: 1

A series that teaches life skills competencies.

GAP, JFS, SPPS MLC, SPPL

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