Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Adult ESL/ESOL Workgroup
Maryland Adult ESL/ESOL Workgroup Coordinator: Peggy Seufert
Module Design: Michelle Wichman, Frederick County Adult Education
Training Guide Session I
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Caroline County
Frederick County
Howard Community College
Montgomery County
Prince George’s County
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Washington County
Wicomico County
DLLR Program ESL Standards
I Program Management and Leadership
II Recruitment, Orientation, Intake
III Assessment, Curriculum, Instruction
IV Retention, Transition, Support Service
V Professional Development
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What do they mean for
programs and instructors?
Think, Pair, Share
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A framework that
serves as the
foundation for
developing
curriculum,
lessons, and
individualization.
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Top Five
What are the top five reasons for content
standards?
Think-Write-Pair-Share
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Ensure consistency
Assist in meeting state performance
measures
Link assessment to curriculum and
instruction
Orient new instructors
Serve as reference for experienced teachers
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 Level
Descriptions
 Language
Skills
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◦ Listening
◦ Speaking
◦ Pronunciation
◦ Reading
◦ Writing
◦ Grammar
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ESL Literacy
Low Beginning ESL
High Beginning ESL
Low Intermediate ESL
High Intermediate ESL
Advanced ESL Literacy
Paints a picture of learner’s skills in the
workplace and in social settings
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Competencies
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Cultural Notes
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Workplace Skills
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Technology Skills
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Metacognitive
Skills
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Assessment
Curriculum
Instruction
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Let’s take a closer look!
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Assessment
Assessment
Formal Assessment
Class Profile
Needs Assessment
Curriculum
Instruction
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Curriculum
Assessment
Unit Plans
•Informal and Formal
Assessments
•Goals and Objectives
•Learning Activities and
Resources
•Assessment
Instruction
Lesson Plans
•Motivation
•Presentation
•Practice
•Application
•Assessment
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Instruction
Whole group
One-on-one
Small group
Curriculum
Assessment
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Learner’s Level
Learner’s Goal
Language Skills
Low Beginner
Personal Information
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Pronunciation
Grammar
High Intermediate
Personal Information
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Pronunciation
Grammar
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From Content Standards to
Instruction... Context: sharing personal
information
At the low beginning level:
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Produce simple statements in
familiar situations. (l&s)
Complete short, simplified
forms…(w)
Recognize alternate forms of
basic information words…(r)
At the high intermediate level:
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What is the learner’s goal?
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Ask and answer questions(l&s)
Complete authentic forms…(w)
Follow specific written directions
to perform an activity. (r)
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Lorena B.
In the U.S. for one month
Practiced law in Mexico
Has a seven-year-old child
High Beginning
CASAS (L51) score: 196
Reading/writing skills are
higher than
listening/speaking
Goals (long term): attend
college in the U.S.
(short term): deal with
child’s teachers, school work
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Jose S.
In the U.S. for one year
Employed at Pizza Mart
Completed 7th grade in Mexico
Has a two-year-old child
High Intermediate
CASAS (L55) score: 219
Listening/speaking skills are
higher than reading/writing
Goals (long term): take the GED
test, employment advancement
(short term): communicate better
at work
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Lesson Idea Comparison
Lesson Ideas
Topic
Competency Language
Skill
Activity
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Topic
Competency
Language
Skill
Activity
Consumer Understand
economics consumer
protection
measures
Write simple
letters
Write a
complaint
letter
Education
Write a simple
note
Write a
school
note
Family
responsibilities
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A Closer Look at the
Standards
Defining Standards and
Putting the Standards into
Action
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A Closer Look at the Standards
Standard
Concept/
Content
Skill
Thinking Level
Write simple
letters
Letters
Writing Creating
Activity
Level
Low Beg
Low Int
Remember: Recognizing, Recalling
Understand:
Interpreting, exemplifying, classifying,
summarizing, inferring, comparing, explaining
Apply: Executing, implementing
Analyze: Differentiating, organizing, attributing
Evaluate: checking, critiquing
Create: generating, planning, producing
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ongoing
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Introductory Training
Module
Content Standards by
Level
Content Standards by Skill
Content Areas
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Instructional Resources
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Competencies
Cultural Notes
Workplace Skills
Technology Skills
Metacognitive Skills
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