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Teacher's Guide



Weekly Achievement Booklet

Supplementary Resources

CD-ROM - Audio (16)

CD-ROM - Interactive (16)

The Choral English College's approach to teaching English is distinctive. It creates opportunities for students to use the English language and culture in meaningful and purposeful ways. The learning environment is intentionally motivational and encourages students to use the English language throughout lessons.

The Choral English College program seeks to deliver high quality English language lessons for small groups of preschool and elementary aged Korean children. Program designers have utilized the latest second language acquisition research, and employed a variety of innovative approaches in the development of the program. The major focus of the program is a fully integrated approach to English language acquisition through structured lessons that concentrate on extensive vocabulary development, and systematic teaching of language structures and functions, through a relevant topic. In addition, the assessment requirements of the program are systematic and fully reported to parents.

The weekly English lessons are complemented by independent lessons in:

Total Physical Response (TPR) for Modules 1 - 8
English Writing and Grammar for Modules 9 - 16
Sounds-Letters-Words! for Modules 1 - 16
Choral Speech for Modules 1 - 16


This multifaceted approach emphasizes the nature of functional English language in real life settings and the lesson activities promote genuine and meaningful communication by students.

Students learn at different rates and in different ways. The Choral English College English program capitalizes on a variety of teaching techniques. Student engagement is maximized through involvement and interaction with a range of teaching techniques including CD-ROM technology composed of six components: songs, Big Book stories, Choral Speaking demonstrations, phonics to complement Sounds-Letters-Words!, fun activities and classroom activities, all of which maximize vocabulary and functional language learning. In addition, students access stories, exciting Classbook and Homebook tasks, classroom games that emphasize the use of functional language and require active speaking and listening, group work, role play and singing. When combined, these approaches encourage students to actually use English in a variety of settings in addition to satisfying their general learning needs

The Teacher's Guide contains detailed lesson plans, objective checklists and supplementary materials that include black line masters, incentive coupons and song lyrics for each topic. Each Guide includes an Overview which clearly outlines the topic vocabulary, language functions and structures, lesson objectives, activities, assessment items and home tasks. The program has built-in assessment tasks for each week and checklists have been provided to aid in assessing student progress. To ensure the students are exposed to a comprehensive range of language learning experiences, each topic draws on an extensive range of resources which includes flashcards, posters, authentic materials and CD-ROM technology.

The Classbook contains brightly colored, attractive and interesting activities that provide practice in aspects of English language learning.

The Homebook provides follow up support to each lesson through a standard format. This encourages students to adopt a regular routine, which includes vocabulary learning and practice of new language skills.

The Classbook and Homebook are supported by student access to CD-ROM.

The Big Book stories have been specially written to accompany each topic and provide a framework for teaching vocabulary, language structures and functions in a context that is relevant to the age and interest of the students.

The CD-ROM activities include animated versions of the Big Book stories for the students to read at home. In addition there are fun-filled adventures that require the students to practice their English through interaction with technology. The students are also able to listen to a variety of traditional songs and specially written music to practice expression and intonation of English.

Each topic has several assessment tasks built into the lesson structure. The Objective Checklists for each topic are provided as black line masters in the back of each Teacher's Guide. The checklists align with the teaching objectives. These checklists form part of ongoing monitoring of student progress and are fundamental to the completion of the Weekly Achievement Booklet for each student.

The Weekly Achievement Booklet is an important communication tool used for reporting student progress to parents and students. The booklet covers the assessment of major objectives, functions and vocabulary for lessons taught over the four weeks of the topic. The booklet is sent home to parents each week.

The Entry / Exit Tests serve as a tool for monitoring student progress through the modules or as a point of entry to the Program.

The certificate awarded upon completion of the module indicates a level of achievement. The student's overall module achievement is also noted in the Weekly Achievement Booklet.

Incentive Coupons are awarded to encourage positive attitude and to promote participation. A description of how the Incentive Program is to be implemented is located in the Teacher's Manual. Black line masters for the coupons are at the back of each Teacher's Guide.

The lesson Warm-up commences with a greeting that introduces a range of classroom language as well as a review of the previous lesson's homework.

Activities are designed to engage the student in a meaningful use of language that facilitates both oral and written communication.

The Wrap-up concludes with a revision of the main focus of the lesson, outlines the homework and practices the use of classroom language.

Each topic has several assessment tasks built into the lesson structure. These tasks are indicated by a tick () at the commencement of the lesson and the objective to be assessed is noted at the end of the activity. The Objective Checklists complement the tasks being assessed.

The use of classroom language and home language is encouraged throughout the program. Examples can be found in the Teacher's Manual.

In the back of each Teacher's Guide there are three sets of black line masters.

Class Activity Sheets
Objective Checklists
Incentive Coupons