ESL Curricula Descriptions

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

Title Description Members who use this text Library
Survival English: English through Conversations
Lee Mosteller, Prentice Hall publishers
Learning Level: 4

Provides professionals with what they need to know for work or travel.

MLC SPPL
Take Charge (series)
Edna T. Diolata, McGraw Hill publishers
Learning Level: 4

A student-centered approach to English; features useful language usage, communication practice, critical thinking skills, and grammar component.

Lao Family MLC
Tales from Many Cultures
Penny Cameron, Addison-Wesley publishers
Learning Level: 4

Offers familiar folktales from around the world to stimulate students to read creatively and interactively.

SPPS MLC
The Chicken Smells Good: An ESL Reader
William P. Picket, Prentice Hall Regents publisher
Learning Level: 4

Reading series for low intermediate learners.

GEL Guide, SPPS MLC, SPPL
The Grab Bag of Telephone Activities
Dan Ingram, ESL Resources, Canada
Learning Level: 4

How to use the telephone.

GAP MLC
The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros, Vintage Books. a division of Random House
Learning Level: 4

A 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, 2nd edition
Helen Munch, Alemany Press
Learning Level: 4

Stories and activities for language development.

SPPS MLC, SPPL
The New Grammar in Action (series)
Barbara Foley, Heinle & Heinle publishers
Learning Level: 4

Language structure developed through contexts integrating the four core skills.

GAP, Lao Family MLC, SPPL
True Stories in the News: A Beginning Reader 2nd edition
Sandra Heyer, Addison Wesley Longman
Learning Level: 4

A beginning reader that uses actual news stories as reading material. Each story includes a variety of reading activities.

SPPS MLC, SPPL
Working It Out
Ronna Macy, Heinle & Heinle publishers
Learning Level: 4

Multicultural, personal stories in a workplace text.

MLC MLC, SPPL

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