Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Diane Larsen Freeman


The ESL Curriculum Guide for Seoul Foreign School (SFS) was written as a map for ESL teachers to follow in order to organize and prioritize curriculum in a sequential manner for students. The guide can also be used for parents as well as other faculty at SFS to inform them of materials and content taught during the academic year. The first document in the Guides relates “Best Practices” which encapsulate the vision for the subject area and serve as the anchor document from which the second, the “Standards” document, was developed. Throughout “Best Practices,” there is linkage with SFS’s expected learning results (effective critical thinking, oral and written communication skills and collaboration with others). Specific content and skills in each unit are highlighted in the third document, the Scope and Sequence. Finally, Benchmarks were written which identified a progression of learning, detailing what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.


Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | Teacher Education and Professional Development