- Program Considerations
- Classroom Strategies
- Levels of ESL Literacy
A theme provides a context for language learning. An effective theme is more than a broad topic (e.g. housing); it narrows the topic and provides a focus for how the language will be applied in the theme (e.g. looking for an apartment).
A cohesive plan for teaching learning outcomes and information on a theme over a period of time. Theme units allow for recycling and spiraling of learning outcomes and help instructors plan for effective assessment. Teaching using theme units ensures that language and literacy development is contextualized.
|Total Physical Response (TPR)||
In this approach to vocabulary development, learners respond to prompts that require physical movement, which indicates that the learners have understood the prompt. Examples of prompts include: "Open your book", "Stand up", Pick up your pencil".