ELL Intermediate

ELL Intermediate Course Details

Teacher

Annette Lyon

Description

This online course balances reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. It is designed for English Language Learners who are working in the “Expanding” range on the BC English Language Learners Standards. Students will need basic reading, writing and speaking skills in order to be successful in this course. This is not a beginner course.

Students taking this course should already be able to:

Please see the BC Standards for English Language Learners for more information about readiness.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/teach/pdfs/ell/ell-standards-full.pdf

Initial Assessment

Students will complete a set of lessons and assignments in the Orientation Course. We will determine their readiness for E.L.L. Level 3 using these assignments.

Course Overview

This course is set up as a 12 week-long course, with 4 lessons to complete each week. Students are welcome to pace themselves and take longer if necessary. Each week there is a balance of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.

Type

online

Evaluation

Practice Assignments

Each week, students will complete practice assignments in reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will submit two assignments each week for feedback only.

Marked Assignments

Every three weeks, they will submit assignments for marks. They will usually have some choice for those assignments. Students must have completed the practice assignments and received feedback on them before completing the graded assignments.

Midterm and Final Interview

At the 6 and 12 week marks, students will complete an interview with their teacher, as well as submit some assignments for marks.

Evaluation

Orientation Course (Week One) 5%
Writing Submission #1 10%
Speaking Submission #1 10%
Writing Submission #2 10%
Midterm Interview 15%
Writing Submission #3 10%
Speaking Submission #3 10%
Writing Submission #4 10%
Final Interview 20%

BC Performance Standards

Materials

Students need access to a computer, headphones, and high-speed internet. They will need to be able to record audio and video on their computer. All assignments must be submitted electronically.