First Steps in English

Course Description

This ESL Beginning Literacy (NRS 1) course is designed for true and false beginners with little to no formal education background. It integrates linguistic skills with content knowledge about institutions and resources within the learners’ immediate area, empowering students with the linguistic and paralinguistic skills necessary to begin engaging with the surrounding community, meet immediate needs, and begin to form a foundation for lifelong learning.

Scope and Sequence

The scope and sequence provides EL Civics objectives and CPCC Benchmarks for the course.

Foundational Scope and Sequence (Levels 1, 2, 3)

EL Civics Objectives

CPCC Content Standards Level 1

Note to Teacher

The courses were developed to give teachers access to as many resources as possible in an organized format.  Below materials include pacing guides and sample syllabus. Central Piedmont Community College department of Adult ESL believes teachers are the leaders in their classroom. Teachers base courses on student needs.  Teachers and students are not bound to a pacing guide. Classrooms are multi-dimensional and the needs of students are not always linear. Use the below materials as guides when or if needed.

Pacing Guide

The pacing guide is an all-encompassing curriculum for the course. The guide includes a suggested format, civics lessons, lesson plans, photocopiable materials, online resources, and more.

First Step In English Pacing Guide

Sample Syllabus

The sample syllabus provides an example of suggested course expectations, organization of information, texts used, and standards for Adult ESL students.

First Steps in English