The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework provides information, guidance and structure to help you develop a curriculum that is responsive to the needs of learners in adult ESL literacy programs. This resource can be used by ESL literacy curriculum developers, instructors and program providers. It addresses curriculum development from both programming and instructional perspectives.
You can use the framework to help you develop a new curriculum or program, evaluate or revise an existing curriculum, improve the way you plan for instruction, and improve the kind of instruction you provide.
The framework outlines a process of curriculum development in five stages:
- Stage 1: Understand Needs
- Stage 2: Determine Focus
- Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes
- Stage 4: Integrate Assessment
- Stage 5: Demonstrate Accountability
The framework also includes recommendations for integrating numeracy and technology into an adult ESL literacy curriculum.