INTERMEDIATE ESL COMPETENCY OVERVIEW
By the end of this level, learners will…
- Exhibit situationally appropriate interpersonal
- Write using manuscript and cursive handwriting.
- Consumer Economics
- Demonstrate ability to use banking services including
- Understand comparative shopping, coupons, guarantees,
warranties, and return processes.
- Read and order from a menu.
- Identify means of locating housing.
- Describe household repair and maintenance problems.
- Read and react to safety signs and symbols.
- Respond to emergency situations.
- Community Resources
- Locate alphabetical and topical listing information in
yellow and white pages.
- Identify and locate local businesses, governmental and
- Ask for and give directions.
- Read temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius; describe
- Identify items necessary for weather emergency
- Identify body parts and the five senses.
- Describe aches, pains, illnesses, injuries, and dental
- Read and interpret medical instructions for
prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
- Understand concepts of personal hygiene, grooming, and
- Recognize and use basic work-related vocabulary.
- Prepare a job application and resume.
- Demonstrate appropriate behavior for a job interview.
- Demonstrate understanding of work rules for schedule,
time sheets, punctuality, phoning in sick, and safety procedures.
- Government and Law
- Identify the current US President and Vice-President,
state, and local officials.
- Recognize community laws.
- Learning to Learn
- Plan a schedule of activities on a calendar.
- Identify and compare self, family members, and others
using physical characteristics and personal traits.
- Communicate feelings and impressions.
- Describe a person, place, thing, or event.
- Recognize the meanings of words with common prefixes
and suffixes; recognize the meanings of compound words.
- Read and answer comprehension questions on short,
multi-paragraph fiction and non-fiction pieces.
- Interpret simple charts, graphs, maps, tables and
- Grammar and Writing
- Write a short note, friendly letter, short paragraph,
and a set of simple directions.
- Use common verbs, contracted forms and correct
spelling in present, present continuous, past, future, present perfect, and
- Use information questions.
- Use adjectives.
- Use adverbs.
- Use prepositions.
- Use nouns.
- Use sentence structure.