Who is the student for this curriculum?
This content is suitable for teaching practicable English to people of ages and education levels. By practicable we mean English that can be used by the learner/student in his/her daily life. The content starts from the absolute basics i.e. English alphabets and thereafter builds up the learner's knowledge of English one lesson plan at a time. By the time student is done with our lesson plans he/she would be confident enough to communicate in workable English, read the newspaper, and most importantly effectively use 'google search' when he/she encounters an English sentence whose meaning is not know to him/her.
Our aim is to teach English sentences which the student can use in his/her daily life, and not overwhelm him/her with intricate grammatical and linguistic concepts. So each of our lesson plans focuses on one group of sentence types and all the grammatical intricacies and other technical challenges involved in it are sugar coated for the student, to help him/her learn only what is essential to form similar English sentences himself/herself. There are ample of exercises and activities in each of our lesson plans to help the student understand the concept by heart, overcome hesitation and speak up in English.
Who can teach this curriculum?
This content can be taught by any person who considers himself to be an English literate. An expert level knowledge of English or previous English teaching experience is not necessary to teach this curriculum. To teach any of our lesson plans the teacher does not have to revise any grammatical or literary aspect of English. All he/she has to do is that before taking a teaching class he/she has to come to this website, select the lesson plan (given below) that has to be taught and go through it for about an hour. All the guidelines required to teach a lesson plan are given in the lesson plan itself.
On this page you can find links to all the content that we have build so far. We keep on updating the content based on our collaborating teachers' feedback and to reach our own high benchmarks. The content starts from Level 0 wherein English alphabets and other very elementary aspects of English are taught. Then we move on to 'sentence structures' which is the name that we give to our lesson plans. In these lesson plans the student is progressively taught how to form practicable English sentences starting from almost scratch. We have created 16 sentence structures so far, divided into 2 difficulty levels. Going forward we will be adding more sentence structures to these levels.
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We Strongly suggest that the teacher begins teaching the lesson plans in sequential order beginning from Level 0 going up till the largest Level, and not skip any of the lesson plans in between. This will ensure that all the gaps in the students knowledge of these lesson plans is adequately filled. Of-course, the teacher has to suitably change the pace of his/her teaching for a lesson plan depending on the response that he gets from his/her students.
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We have also prepared short tests which can be given to the students before teaching the actual lesson plans. These tests will let the teacher know familiar are the students with the content in the lesson plan that he/she is going to teach. This process will help the teacher understand in which lesson plans his/her students are strong in, and in which ones they are weak in and require more support from the him/her.
Note: SS means 'Sentence Structure' i.e the lesson plans that are seen above.