The LS3 Curriculum Overview
The LS3 Curriculum is based on The Basic Education Core Curriculum B.E. 2551 (A.D. 2008) set forth by The Thai Ministry of Education. Each activity contained in the curriculum is in reference to criteria in B.E. 2551 for reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary. This ensures that goals and objectives are met, and provides a measure of standardization for each IEP student’s learning experience which can be objectively verified and evaluated by all stakeholders; students, teachers, parents, and administrators within and without the school.
As long as basic curriculum activities are accounted for, teachers do other activities designed to help each IEP student advance according to his ability. The ultimate goal is to make lessons as relevant, communicative and interactive as possible.
The curriculum is designed with consistency for administrators to evaluate the various areas of our curriculum and offer their comments. The flexible, digital format of the curriculum makes it possible to update, improve, or even replace the individual elements of the curriculum in order to develop the content on a continual basis. Content refers to all necessary texts, audio, visuals and prompts used by teachers to engage the students with authentic English language.
Reading and Listening
Reading and grammar for the LS3 curriculum is based on English in Mind, Second Edition, by Cambridge.
Teachers present authentic texts and audio to the students along with activities to evaluate comprehension and use of strategies. Reading and listening scores are entered for each unit and for reading and listening exams at the end of every quarter.
Writing and Speaking
Tasks are assigned to each unit to ensure that students receive frequent opportunities to write and speak about a variety of topics. Teachers may assign additional enrichment tasks as long as the mandatory tasks are completed. Writing and speaking scores are entered for each unit and for writing and speaking exams at the end of every quarter.
Foundational concepts are based on the English in Mind resources. Teachers provide presentations, activities, and games to help students understand and use concepts effectively. Students complete formative and summative assessment tasks for each unit to demonstrate understanding.
Students are also assigned online activities for vocabulary, grammar and reading for every unit. Students should record assignments in the assignment log, which also has additional lines for teachers to set additional tasks. Students should understand that such assigned work is not difficult and that they can catch up easily if they get behind. Students can even access these activities on their mobile phones. Students do their best to be independent and responsible, but teachers should be proactive about making sure these assignments are done. In case of technical difficulties accessing the online activities, please notify the student’s teacher.
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