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ALP Landing Page for: PM ESOL 1

Instructor: Valerie Thomas

Meeting Times:

Monday 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Tuesday 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Wednesday 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Office Hours: 

M, W @ 4:00 and by appointment

This is an entirely virtual experience; however, I am more than happy to schedule a time to answer questions or address any concerns with you via phone / Zoom by appointment.

Phone: 770-686-7540





Class Notes:

ESOL I is an introductory course to English and Language Acquisition.

Course Syllabus:

Weeks 1 – 3 (Unit 1)

Welcome/Who Are We? Who are we as individuals? Who are we as a class? How can we learn more about one another?


Weeks 4 – 7 (Unit 2)

Community: What is a community? Who is in our community? What is in our



Weeks 8 – 13 (Unit 3)

Well-Being: What contributes to our wellbeing? What do we need to feel safe, healthy, and cared for?


Weeks 14 – 19 (Unit 4)

Food/Nutrition: What is nutrition? What types of foods are good for us? How can we access nutritious foods?


Weeks 20 – 16 (Unit 5)

Civil Rights and Women’s Rights: What are civil rights? How have women fought for rights? How do we advocate for ourselves?


Weeks 27 – 33 (Unit 6)

Power: What is power? Who has power? How can and do people empower themselves?


Weeks 34 – 40 (Unit 7)

Truth: What is truth? How can we determine what is true and accurate? What is our responsibility for determining and telling the truth?

Course Rubric:

Goal: 16 points  Aim: 12 points

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