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If you are working in education in a developing country, learn more about our approach and find resources that can help you. Our ESL and Computer Literacy Curriculum for Grades 1 and 2 is easy to follow and implement even in small village schools.

English and Computer Literacy Curriculum and Lesson Plans for Grades 1 and 2

PIMD has developed an integrated English as a Second Language (ESL) and Computer Literacy Curriculum for Grades 1 and 2. The full package consists of :

  • A curriculum overview booklet (A4, 18 pages).
  • 3 booklets of lesson plans for Grade 1 (A4 90 pages total)
  • 3  booklets of lesson plans for Grade 2 (A4 75 pages total)

There are enough lesson plans for a full year of teaching assuming  3 x 30 min lessons per week. The curriculum and lessons focus on developing oral / aural English rather than literacy as many countries will focus early literacy on their mother tongue where that is the main language of instruction and communication.

The goals of the PIMD curriculum are:

  • To develop in the children the confidence to practice listening and speaking English as a second language (ESL) by use of English to communicate in social settings and use of English to reinforce learning at school including mother-tongue as a first language .
  • To acquire the basic keyboard and navigational skills, and ergonomic disciplines,  so as to be able to use the computer to assist learning in other areas.

Our rationale is that for developing countries in particular it is important to start embedding the core skills of English and computer literacy at as young an age as possible to avoid the high cost of addressing skill gaps in later years and as a scaffold for the vocational focus later on. By integrating English and computer literacy, the curriculum provides an immersion experience for students where there is low level of English use in their immediate environment.

The curriculum is specifically designed for small schools in remote areas with limited resources other than the Teacher’s own creativity and the children’s enthusiasm. References to specific software programs are to provide a guide only. Alternatives can be substituted. Internet access is not required. The lessons are simple and easy to follow and were developed and used in our own project in sixty village schools in Sri Lanka.

“The Partners in Micro Development Curriculum has assisted me in creating an educative framework upon which I have been able to build and add to in order to deliver effective and appropriate ESL teacher training to Namibian primary and high school teachers. The curriculum materials PIMD has successfully produced are valuable in how they guide teachers through their own development and understanding of English vocabulary, grammar and fundamental language skills.” – Volunteer working in ESL teacher development in Namibia

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum that will help you determine its suitability for your needs please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

To purchase the curriculum and lesson plan booklets please email us at

or pay now using PayPal. You will be directed to PayPal’s secure payments page, where you can make your payment. Once payment has been made you will be taken back to this site where you can download your curriculum.

The cost is $AUS95 including all taxes.


 

Sample lesson – click on image to enlarge:

Sample Lesson

Sample Lesson - click to enlarge

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