The outline for MES-English's
Phase 1: I introduce most of the target language in unit 1 via an initial section of my class called "talking time". In that, students make a circle and we pass a ball or card around the circle using the target language. We do a few rounds around the circle for practice and then we race against a timer. I generally like to give them a lot of time and try to see how many times they can go around the circle before time runs out (Timed Races.) I use 'talking time' at the beginning of every lesson for review as well.
The beginning of the curriculum is loaded with vocabulary. I like to use TPR as well in phase 1 to introduce verbs and increase the students passive vocabulary in a fun and less threatening manner. I use Exercise Time in every lesson up through unit 6 or so. Once we start working with phonics workbooks, I drop exercise time as a central part of each lesson.
The running content section: I introduce one letter and one number in each lesson. When introducing a letter, I use the phonics flashcards and teach the name of the letter, two words that start with the letter and how the letter is read. For younger students I might just teach two words and teach the reading when we loop back and do the alphabet again. With older students we might do a couple letters each day.
Phase 2: I'll come back to phase 2 and phase 3 once I get all of phase 1 posted.
Phase 3: I'll come back to phase 2 and phase 3 once I get all of phase 1 posted.
If you'd like to listen to the the curriculum explained, I discussed the curriculum and how it runs on ESL Teacher Talk.com:Phonics part 2
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