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Resources for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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This site has everything you need to teach the functions of the Arizona Content Standards in the ESOL classroom with complementary computer activities. Choose a lesson:

Beginning Literacy
Function 1 - Gives essential personal information
Function 2 - Introduces; greets; takes leave
Function 3 - Gives/follows basic directions using imperatives
Function 4 - Uses numbers for routine tasks

Level I
Function 1 - Provides detailed personal information
Function 2 - Uses common descriptive words
Function 3 - Follows multiple-step directions
Function 4 - Uses classroom language
Function 5 - Expresses wants, feelings, likes/dislikes
Function 6 - Expresses ability/inability; intentions
Function 7 - Asks for/grants permission
Function 8 - Cautions and warns

Level II
Function 1 - Checks/indicates understanding
Function 2 - Identifies/states similarities/differences
Function 3 - Excuses; apologizes/forgives
Function 4 - Complains
Function 5 - Agrees/disagrees
Function 6 - Extends/responds to invitations
Function 7 - Describes events, problems and situations
Function 8 - Expresses obligations
Function 9 - Gives multiple-step directions

Level III
Function 1 - Identifies/describes hypothetical events, problems,situations
Function 2 - Provides/takes advice and suggestions
Function 3 - Identifies/states intentions, possibilities and probabilities
Function 4 - Describes past routines and abilities
Function 5 - Reminds/Interrupts

Level IV
Function 1 - Infers, summarizes and reports
Function 2 - Expresses regrets, sympathy, empathy and gratitude
Function 3 - Expresses certainty, doubt, suspicion
Function 4 - Predicts
Function 5 - Follows "How to" instructions

Level V
Function 1 - Supports or refutes an opinion
Function 2 - Gives/responds to feedback
Function 3 - Persuades, mediates and negotiates
Function 4 - Identifies/states point of view
Function 5 - Gives/follows technical instructions