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Unit: Personal Life Experience

A unite integrating the five Frameworks goals

Goal 1: communicate in English other than students native language
Goal 2: gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures
Goal 3: connect with other disciplines and acquire information
Goal 4: develop insight into the nature of language and culture
Goal 5: participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world

1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and
emotions, and exchange opinions.
1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language.
1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers.
2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and
perspectives of the culture studied.
3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of their disciplines through the foreign
4.1 Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the
language studied and their own.
4.2 Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the
cultures studied and their own.
5.1 Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
Students engage in conversation and convey information in a daily life context using appropriate
cultural practices.

Essential Skills/Knowledge

Vocabulary for feelings and daily needs

Common phrases for daily experiences
Use of the relative clauses

Use of past perfect tense

Question formation
Use of the shift of tenses such as present and past tense to situate audience
Cultural information for daily life
Use of the computer technology


Quizzes on the vocabulary and grammatical points

Reading comprehension
Writing samples
Listening check from audio/video
Unit review quiz

Instructional strategies

Task-Based Language Teaching

Communicative Language Teaching Approach
Content-Based Language Teaching
Description of life experiences
Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Role-play situations


YouTube videos
Online ESL materials

Performance task
Students will be assigned in pairs to analyze a story of ones life. Then, they need to write up a
summary of the assigned memoir and prepare a poster with captions to present their summary.
The presentation of the memoir summary will be 15 minutes long, in addition, another 5 minute
section will be added on the presentation for the presenters to discuss the memoir.