EPS 2: English for Primary School Level 2
This course is designed to teach English to Thai students in Prathom 2 (2nd grade). It can also be used to teach English to older students or even adults who want to learn basic English. The primary goal is to teach students how to read, write, pronounce, and translate 200 commonly-used English words. Although the focus of this course is vocabulary, the words were chosen for their use in simple conversations. This course also builds the foundation for 4 subsequent courses (EPS 3 - EPS 6).
The course materials assume students have successfully completed one year of English at a public school and are ready to continue learning at the next level. Students who do not meet the minimal prerequisites for this course will have a difficult time meeting the objectives stated below. Before taking this class students should be able to do the following:
· Complete EPS 1 English for Primary School Level 1 or have equivalent experience.
· Read, write, translate, and pronounce approximately 40 common English words.
· Ask the teacher simple questions in spoken English.
· Review and reinforce vocabulary covered in EPS 1.
· Read, write, pronounce, and translate 200 English words. This includes 100 words that were covered in EPS 1 and 100 new words.
· Read simple phrases consisting of two words.
· Read and write the words “one” to “ten” and the words “plus”, “minus” and “equals”.
· Translate 50% of the vocabulary covered in this course from English to Thai and from Thai to English in a written test.
· This course is designed to be taught for one full academic year (nominally 40 weeks minus holidays and special events).
· There are 25 vocabulary lessons, 5 review lessons, and 5 tests in this course (35 sessions total).
· Each lesson covers 8 words that start with one letter of the English alphabet. 3 words will be new to the students and 5 of them were introduced in EPS 1.
· There are two pairs of lessons that cover words that use the letters R (AR) and V (VE).
· Each lesson is about 50 minutes long, depending on the number of students in the class.
· Students should be given a printed copy of one lesson at the beginning of each class.
· Students should keep all lessons in a plastic notebook provided by their parents.
· Students can practice pronouncing target words using a cell phone (Android or iPhone) with a speech recognition app.
· Review lessons can be used after the 5th 10th 15th and 20th vocabulary lessons.
· Tests can be given after each of the review lessons.
· This course also includes some optional extra lessons that cover telling time and plurals.
Revised November 2017