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Beginning to Lower Intermediate ESL Levels

In Module six, the video introduction is useful even for beginning levels to practice listening for specific vocabulary words in context. However, it is necessary to use the transcript in class before showing the video.

It also provides an opportune time to review the topics in the previous modules. Be sure to introduce the vocabulary words before showing the video. It is suggested, that with the beginning levels, that the words be introduced, the video played, then the video played a second time for the students to listen for vocabulary in context. Writing the words on cards and raising them as they hear them is useful as it allows students who are not hearing the words to see their classmates raising the words. This focused listening is excellent for all levels but especially for beginning to intermediate levels.

There are two extra complete revisions of the cultural adjustment cycle included in these materials. So there are a total of three separate lessons for beginning to lower intermediate levels.

It is useful for students at this level to learn the emotions before doing these activities. Before doing any of these activities, have the students view the Emotions video or have them generate emotions for each of the ten emotional intelligence photos.

 

Suggested Adaptations

  • Summary, transcript and vocabulary words of Dr. Archer’s video. Pdf
  • Simplified version of Katy’s letters with vocabulary as well as a simplified version of a reading on Culture Adjustment Cycle.pdf

Additional Lessons

  • Level One Student Cultural Adjustment
  • Level Two Culture Lessons Module 6

Commonalities of all nations

 

Beginning to Intermediate : Cultural Adjustment Materials

 

Suggestions for teacher – Cultural Adjustment – Lower Level

Simplified Letters

Level One

Level Two




Upper Intermediate to Advanced : Cultural Adjustment Materials

Module Six needs very little adaptation for intermediate to advanced level students. However, it can be expanded in numerous ways for language development. It is useful for students at this level to learn nuances of the emotions before doing these activities. Before doing any of these activities, have the students view the Emotions video or have them generate emotions for each of the ten emotional intelligence photos.

 

Suggested adaptions are listed below

  1. Transcript of Dr. Archer’s video introduction to module
  2. Vocabulary words for Katy’s Letters



Transcript

Vocab Letters

 


                                          Emotional Intelligence

                                    Beginning to Intermediate: Emotional Intelligence

In the second half Module six, emotional intelligence is introduced. The Video Emotions helps students with understanding the categories of emotions and the nuances. However, the emotion posters can be very effective used in a class also.

They provide a wonderful stimulus for both class discussions and writing assignments. For discussions, take one poster at a time. First, use it to generate a list of vocabulary words. A wonderful exercise is to do a joint story. The first line of the story is given and the students take turns adding the rest of the story.

Individual writing can then follow this. Suggestions for adapting follow.

 

Suggested adaptions are listed below

  1. Suggestions to teacher for all of the activities
  2. Summary of the Reading and a writing activity using the Emotion Posters



                                                   Emotional Intelligence Materials

                                             Suggestions to Teacher for Focus Activity and other activities

                                      Summary of Reading about Emotional Intelligence and a Writing Activity

 


Upper Intermediate to Advanced : Emotional Intelligence

In the second half Module six, emotional intelligence is introduced. The Video Emotions helps students with understanding the categories of emotions and the nuances. However, the emotion posters can be very effective used in a class also. They provide a wonderful stimulus for both class discussions and writing assignments. For discussions, take one poster at a time. First, use it to generate a list of vocabulary words. A wonderful exercise is to do a joint story. The first line of the story is given and the students take turns adding the rest of the story. Individual writing can then follow this. Suggestions for adapting follow.

 

Suggested adaptions are listed below

  1. Vocabulary words for A Reading on Emotions
  2. Suggestions for expanding all of the activities in the module
  3. Grammar: Gerunds and writing with posters



Emotional Intelligence Materials

Vocabulary Reading

Suggested Activities

Suggested Activities

Grammar