Spoken English - Learning objectives.

Semantic Objectives

  • Learners talk about themselves, members of the family and other people in their surroundings
  • Learners  follow simple instructions, requests and questions, and use formulaic expressions appropriately
  • Learners recognize whole words or chunks of language
  • Learners read and understand simple words/short sentences
  • Learners enjoy doing tasks in English
  • Learners narrate their experiences and incidents in English
  • Learners exchange ideas with their peers
  • Learners carry out a brief conversation seeking or giving information
  • Learners understand and enjoy listening to a story, poem, a short write-up, a notice, poster etc.
  • Learners compose a short description of a person, thing or a place 
  • Learners prepare a notice or write a message in English
  • Learners can write a short composition based on sensory inputs (sound, smell, taste, touch, sight)
  • Learners take part in group activities, role play and games while speaking in English

 

Grammar and Syntax Objectives

Learners identify and use the following appropriately:

  • Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions
  • Sentence structure (Simple sentences)
  • Is, am, are, has, have (to be forms of verb)
  • Could, please, would (polite words)
  • Tense forms (simple present, present continuous and present perfect, simple past,  past continuous and past perfect)
  • Expressing future (will and be going to)
  • Possibility words – probably, maybe, perhaps, I think 
  • Frequency words – Often, regularly, rarely, frequently, usually, sometimes, never, always
  • Sequence words – First, next, then, last, finally
  • Comparatives (Degrees of comparison)
  • Articles
  • This, that, these, those (as determiners and empty subjects)
  • Question words (Wh words), Question tags
  • If, whether (Conditions)
  • And, or, but (Connectors)
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Phrasal verbs – to the left, to switch on

Conversation Objectives

Learners confidently carry out the following conversations:

  • Introducing oneself
  • Introducing others
  • Meeting people
  • Greeting people
  • Exchanging information
  • Inviting people for events
  • Accepting rejections
  • Filling forms orally
  • Giving and receiving instructions
  • Expressing gratitude
  • Expressing contrition
  • Time based conversations
  • Reacting to good and bad news
  • Attracting attention
  • Expressing hesitation
  • Expressing regret
  • Saying how you feel/are
  • Giving reasons

 

Real life Situations 

Learners will be able to deal with the following situations:

  • Developing independent living skills
  1. Asking for help (assistance to do tasks)
  2. Booking a railway, bus or plane ticket
  3. Check out and negotiate the place to rent
  4. Asking for directions to a certain place
  5. Understanding directions to a certain place
  6. Opening a bank account
  7. Buying different items (groceries, electronics, clothes and other household items)
  • Filling forms orally
  1. Personal data (name, location, address, contact no., gender, date of birth, impairment)
  2. Qualifications (Education, Degree, Job Position, Work Experience, Skills)
  3. Finance (Bank Account Number, Bank name and location, Credit/Debit Card details (with caution), Net Banking and Mobile Banking details, Installments/EMI details) 
  • Giving Medical Details
  1. Height and weight 
  2. Explaining common symptoms to the doctor or teacher or parent
  3. Understanding common medical and disease related terms 
  4. Understanding doctor’s instructions and prescriptions
  • Responding to Accidents and Emergencies:
  1. Calling Ambulance, Police and Fire Services.
  2. Describing different emergencies (accident, heart attack, fainting, seizures, etc.)