ESL 1/ESL 2
Taught by: Joanne Serrano
Both ESL 1 and ESL 2 are taught by the same teacher. However, the two
courses are quite different despite their similar names.
ESL 1 is a course designed for students with a very limited ability
of communicating in English. It is designed to give students a firm background
in basic English by teaching them to use and comprehend spoken and written
ESL 2 provides more intensive instruction and practice
for students with a low to intermediate ability to speak English.
It is designed
to provide an introduction to the sound system, stress, and rhythmic
patterns of the
English language through listening and speaking exercises. Individualized
instruction is included in order to improve basic reading comprehension.
Practice in writing is required to improve the students’ ability
in writing basic sentence structures as well as incorporating grammar
into their work.
Examples of Student Work
"I've had a very difficult journey troughout my life. I used to live
in mexico and then I can to this us. I wanted to start a
family some day and give my kids a better life.
My life in Mexico was very difficult. I started warking at a young
age. They didn't treat me very well but it was all I had to support
When I cam to u.s. It was very hard because I had no money. All
my family and memories were in Mexico. I had to find a job to
support my mom.
I wanted to start a family someday. I wanted to learn english
someday. After school I wanted to study to be chef."
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