ESL Curricula Descriptions

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

Title Description Members who use this text Library
Reading for Life
Minnesota Department of Education, 2004-2005
Learning Level: 3 GAP MLC
Real Life English Book 2, 3, a competency based ESL program for adults
Julis Jolly, Steck Vaughn publishers
Learning Level: 3

Teaches communication needs, practice in the four core skills.

HAP, MLC, Neighborhood House MLC, SPPL
Side by Side (series)
Steven Molinsky, Longman Press publishers
Learning Level: 3

All skills program that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing and speaking.

GEL Guide, JFS, SPPS MLC
Speaking Up at Work
Catherine Robinson and Jenise Rowakany, Oxford University Press, 1985
Learning Level: 3

A series that develops language skills and cultural awareness needed to success at work.

MLC MLC, SPPL
Stories from the Heart: A Reading and Writing Book for Adults
Ronna Magy, Linmore publishers
Learning Level: 3

Authentic stories written by teens and adults from 15 different countries.

SPPS MLC
Survival English 3+: English through Conversations
Ledd Mosteller and Bobbi Paul, Prentice Hall Regents publishers
Learning Level: 3

Lesson plans using a wide range of real life situations.

SPPS MLC, SPPL
Take Charge (2 level series)
Edna T. Diolata, McGraw Hill publishers
Learning Level: 3

Focuses on useful language, early literacy training, opportunities for communication, practice of critical thinking skills and grammar component.

Lao Family MLC
The Grab Bag of Telephone Activities
Elizabeth Ganong and Dan Ingram, ESL Resources/Canadian Resources for ESL publishers
Learning Level: 3

How to use the telephone and gain confidence in doing so.

GAP MLC
The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros, Vintage Contemporaries, 1984
Learning Level: 3

Novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago.

GAP SPPL
The New Arrival in the United States: Stories and Activities for Language Development Book 1, 2nd Edition
Alemany Press publishers
Learning Level: 3 SPPS MLC, SPPL

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