English for Teachers (Rurrenabaque)
Curriculum Overview
Unit
Theme
Objectives
The students will be able to:
Vocabulary
Grammar/Structures
1
Hi! My name is…..
-greet teachers, parents, family members, tourists
-recite, identify and write the alphabet
-give the sounds for the letters
- spell and read simple short vowel one and two syllable words
-count to 10
-use basic expressions to inform someone if they do/do not understand
What is your name? How do you spell it?
Vocabulary for greetings

Alphabet

Useful vocabulary:
I don’t understand. Can you speak more slowly? Can you repeat that? How do you spell that?
Can you help me?
Alphabet – consonant names/sounds
- vowel names and short sounds
2
Who are you?
Be able to use the verb “to be” – affirmative, negative, interrogative forms
Where is……?
How are you?
People in the family, neighbourhood, work

Basic adjectives – size, feelings
Subject pronouns – I, you, he, etc.
Verb – to be
(Simple present, affirmative, negative, questions, contractions)
Short answer questions
Who?
Articles – definite/indefinite
3
At School
Be able to talk about school supplies and the classroom
Be able to talk about location of items in the classroom
Be able to talk about colours and numbers of items
School items
Places in the classroom/school
Colours
Numbers
Prepositions
Possessive adjectives
Prepositions of place
Questions – Where? What?
There is/are – affirmative, negative, interrogative
Demonstrative adjectives – this, that, these, those
Singular/plural
4
Our clothing
Be able to use the verb to have in the affirmative, negative, interrogative forms + contractions
Be able to describe clothing
Be able to say who clothing or other items belong to
All previous vocabulary review
Clothing
Verb – to have -simple present affirmative, negative, interrogative
Possessive nouns
5
At home and in the community
Be able to talk about locations in the community
Be able to say where family members are
Be able to talk about occupations in the community
Locations in the community
Basic occupations in the community
Local businesses in the community
Basic verbs
Simple present of basic verbs – affirmative, negative, interrogative
Spelling of third person singular
Short answer questions
Question words - Who? Where? What? When?
Adverbs of frequency
Adverbs of time
6
What are you playing?
Be able to describe what people are doing
Review of previous vocabulary
Sport vocabulary
Present progressive – affirmative/negative/ interrogative/short answer
Like + gerund/noun
Modal - can
7
I’m hungry!
Be able to talk about food – likes, dislikes
Kitchen items
Food
Basic verbs (food related)
Would like/want
Simple present –basic verbs continued
Count/Non count nouns
Quantifiers with count/non-count nouns
8
What time is it?
Be able to ask/tell the time
Be able to say what they are going to do during the week
Numbers 20-100
Days of the week
Vocabulary for telling time
Calendar
Ordinal numbers
Adverbs of time
Time expressions
Prepositions of time – at, on
Future – will/going to – affirmative, negative, interrogative
9
What’s the weather like?
Be able to make conversation about the weather
Weather
Simple past – to be – affirmative, negative, interrogative
Simple past of regular verbs – affirmative, negative, interrogative
Modals – may/might
Comparative/Superlative
10
What’s the matter?
Be able to talk health
Be able to give advice about health
Body parts
Adjectives to describe people/facial features
Review clothing and verb – wear
Mild health symptoms
Basic medication
Common verbs (health related) continued
Adverbs
Modals of necessity/advice – have to/should/have to, must
Imperatives
Subject/Object pronouns
Possessive pronouns
11
How was your trip?
Be able to talk about events in the past – past vacations/trips
Travel/hotel/excursions
Verbs, verbs, verbs
Past time expressions
Simple past – irregular verbs – affirmative, negative, interrogative
Can/Could
Time clauses – after, before, when