This Independent Professional Project (IPP) explores the process of creating a thematic unit, or content-based method of instruction, and applying the unit for practical use within a classroom. To illustrate the process of creating and implementing such a thematic unit, an example unit previously taught to adult ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) students is described in detail. The example unit focuses on learning English in the context of traveling to US tourist destinations and uses a cooperative teaching approach to facilitate it. This IPP is designed for immediate use. Therefore, a teacher can use one of the unit lessons described with little preparation. It also seeks to encourage teachers to develop other content-based units for use within their own classrooms.
Theuerling, Christina, "Destinations USA! Using Thematic Units to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages" (2004). MA TESOL Collection. 141.