MAPPING NORMALES CURRICULUM TO COURSE MATERIALS

 

English language teachers can use a wide range of materials for this curriculum, and suggestions are given in the curriculum document. One course-book that is suitable for this curriculum is called Interchange and we have produced a guide for teachers on how the course-book maps to the new curriculum. For some of the learning objectives, we have suggested other materials that provide better support for teachers than Interchange for that learning objective.

 

Semester 1

Learning Unit Objectives

Recommended materials

CEFR level

A1.1

Social practice of language (SPL)

Interchange (IC) Intro Units 1-8 and others

 

Exchange personal information when meeting people (A1.1.1)

IC Intro: U1

 

Follow basic directions for transport (A1.1.2)

IC Intro: U2

IC Intro: U6 (transport vocabulary)

 

Talk about places where people live (A1.1.3)

IC Intro: U7

 

Talk about where people come from and their cultural identity (A1.1.4)

IC Intro: U3

 

Talk about cultural activities (A1.1.5)

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/other-cultures

 

Describe different environments (A1.1.6)

IC Intro: U8 (wh-questions + present simple tense)

 

Talk about learning activities, times and calendars (A1.1.7)

IC Intro: U5

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/animals-around-us.cfm (lesson plans)

 

Describe the classroom and the location of classroom objects (A1.1.8)

IC Intro: U2

 

Talk about what makes a good teacher (A2.1.9)

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer101/T109-GoodTeacher.htm

Semester 2

Learning Unit Objectives

Recommended materials

CEFR level

A1.2

Social practice of language (SPL)

Interchange Intro (IC) Units 9-16 and others

 

Exchange information about pastimes (A1.2.1)

IC Intro: U6

 

Ask for and give directions to get to places (A1.2.2)

IC Intro: U13

 

Make plans to do things together (A1.2.3)

IC Intro: U11, U16

 

Describe foods and dishes, in your own and other cultures (A1.2.4)

IC Intro: U9

 

Share information about handicrafts of different cultures (A1.2.5)

https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/handicrafts/present-simple-tense/92900

 

Talk about your health (A1.2.6)

IC Intro: U12

 

Record school activities in a daily planner (A1.2.7)

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/my-school

 

Describe how well you and others can do things (A1.2.8)

IC Intro: U10 (abilities), U14 (past simple tense)

 

Describe personal work expectations (A1.2.9)

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer001/T008-DreamJob.htm

Semester 3

Learning Unit Objectives

Recommended materials

CEFR level

A2.1

Social practice of language (SPL)

Interchange (IC) Level 1 Units 1-10 and others

 

Exchange information about families and family life (A2.1.1)

IC 1: U5 (family), U2 (jobs and routines)

 

Describe how to play sports or games (A2.1.2)

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/card-games Students read how to play a card game, learn expressions for playing games, and write instructions.

 

Give and receive information to buy and sell things (A2.1.3)

IC 1: U3

 

Compare manners in different cultures (A2.1.4)

IC 1: U1 (countries and nationalities)

IC 1: U12 (infinitive complements)

http://teachmeanenglishlesson.blogspot.com/2010/01/customs-and-traditions.html

 

Talk about movies from different countries (A2.1.5)

IC 1: U4 (likes and dislikes)

 

Describe communities and how they change (A2.1.6)

IC 1: U8 (descriptions of communities; there is/are)

IC 2: U5 (used to)

IC 2: U9 (changes to the community with used to)

 

Talk about schedules at school (A2.1.7)

IC 1: U2 (times and routines)

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/my-school

 

Describe what you have done and learned (A2.1.8)

IC 1: U10 (past achievements and experiences)

 

Talk about what makes a good teacher (A2.1.9)

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer101/T109-GoodTeacher.htm

Semester 4

Learning Unit Objectives

Recommended materials

CEFR level A2.2

Social practice of language (SPL)

Interchange (IC) Level 1 Units 11-16; Level 2 Units 1-4; and others

 

Describe people (A2.2.1)

IC 1: U9

 

Give instructions to prepare dishes (A2.2.2)

IC 2: U4

 

Order food and give opinions on dishes (A2.2.3)

IC 1: U13

 

Describe and compare countries (A2.2.4)

IC 1: U14

http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/teachers/teaching-english-work/offender-learning/countries-i-know-lesson-plan

 

Describe art and your reactions to it (A2.2.5)

IC 2: U4 (present perfect) https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/paintings-lesson-plan_1.pdf

 

Discuss different types of transport and their impact on society/environment (A2.2.6)

IC 2: U2 (transport and problems)

IC 2: U6 (conditional sentences)

 

Give instructions on completing class activities (A2.2.7)

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer101/T123-Study.htm

http://www.onestopenglish.com/esol/esol-lesson-plans/skills-for-life/cambridge-esol-skills-for-life-calendars-and-dates/144685.article

 

Write activities for a daily work plan (A2.2.8)

IC 2: U7 (don’t forget to, be sure to, try to, etc.)

 

Exchange information on different job roles in a school (A2.2.9)

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer051/T066-BestQ.htm

Semester 5

Learning Unit Objectives

Recommended materials

CEFR level B1.1

Social practice of language (SPL)  

Interchange (IC) Level 2 Units 5-16 and others

 

Narrate events that happened to you (B1.1.1)

IC 2: U12

 

Explain procedures for using technological devices (B1.1.2)

IC 2: U7 (technology)

IC 2: U15 (grammar past modals)

 

Give advice and suggestions, and make requests (B1.1.3)

IC 2: U2 (make plans, discuss needs/advice)

IC 2: U6 (make requests with modals)

 

Exchange information about different ways of communicating, in different cultures (B1.1.4)

IC 2: U14

http://teachmeanenglishlesson.blogspot.com/2010/01/customs-and-traditions.html

 

Describe the plots of movies or books, and discuss responses to them (B1.1.5)

IC 2: U13

 

Contrast opinions about an environmental issue, in media (B1.1.6)

IC 2: U11 (vocabulary + passive)

 

Plan a school event (B1.1.7)

IC 2: U8 (festivals and celebrations)

IC 2: U12 (present perfect continuous)

 

Discuss good learning methods and techniques (B1.1.8)

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer076/T100-English.htm

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-speaking-unit-5-techniques

 

Prepare for a job interview (B1.1.9)

IC2: U10

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/speed-job-interviews

Semester 6

Learning Unit Objectives

Recommended materials

CEFR level B1.2

Social practice of language (SPL)  

Interchange (IC) Level 3 Units 1-12 and others

Semester 6: B1.2

Discuss key milestones in life

IC 3: U11

 

Describe how to fix something that is broken

IC 3: U9

 

Describe problems and make complaints

IC 3: U6

 

Contrast historical aspects about different cultures or countries

IC 3: U10

 

Compare music from different countries

IC 3: U8 (do you prefer / would you prefer)

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer051/T074-Music.htm

 

Debate global environmental challenges

IC 3: U7

IC 3: U15 (discussing pros and cons)

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/environmental-problems

 

Prepare a debate on teaching methodologies

IC 3: U8 https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-speaking-unit-5-techniques

 

Design a monthly work plan

https://busyteacher.org/3753-how-to-write-a-lesson-plan-5-secrets.html

 

Discuss career development

IC 3: U2

IC3: U16

 

Additional Online References

Learning English. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish

Teaching adults. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/teaching-adults

Adult learners. https://elt.oup.com/learning_resources/courses/adultlearners/

Learning English. http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/

Teacher’s corner. https://americanenglish.state.gov/teachers-corner

Classroom resources (June 24th, 2018). Available on Pearson English Language Teaching. https://www.pearsonelt.com/professional-development/resources.html

Teaching adults (June 24th, 2018). Available on Oxford English Language Teaching. https://elt.oup.com/teachersclub/courses/teachingadults/

For Teachers (June 24th, 2018). Available on BBC Learning English http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/teach/

One Stop English (June 24th, 2018). http://www.onestopenglish.com

The Digital Teacher (June 24th, 2018). https://thedigitalteacher.com

Sites with useful activities