Tango Group Project Working Description
EDU134 - Teaching ESL to Adults: A course leading to Colorado’s ABEA Certification
Red Rocks Community College, Spring 2016 (Leecy Wise, Instructor)
BY Sheryl Michael, Maria Soto, and Mary-Lynn Goberis
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I. Activity Topic: Opening a Bank Account
II. Description of the student population to be addressed with levels defined:
These activities are designed for a group of ESL adult intermediate students enrolled in a Workforce Development English language learning program.
III. Reading and Writing skills that you will integrate into the activity.
VI. Description of at least two reading and writing activities taken from this module's resources. (Reference the resources.)
Lesson (1 hour 45 minute class period): Opening a Bank Account
Learning Objectives: In completing this activity, student will...
Expected Prior Knowledge:
It is anticipated that prior to facilitating this activity, students will have...
Warmup (5-10 minutes):
Reading (45 minutes) : What a Bank Can Do for You
To check answers, students will take turns reading the article. They will read the words they believe to be correct. If there is disagreement, a short discussion will follow.
Reading Check (5-10 minutes): What a Bank Can Do for You*
Read the following statements to students. Ask them to state yes or no.
1. If you will spend your money quickly, put it in a savings account. yes no
2. If you use the ATM at your own bank, you have to pay a fee. yes no
3. A credit union is similar to a bank. yes no
4. You can get information about your bank accounts by calling the bank
or by using the ATM or internet. yes no
5. If you cash your paycheck at your own bank, you have to pay a fee. yes no
*http://moneytalks.valrc.org/pdf/Materials%20for%20Checking%20Accounts%20and%20Basic%20Banking%20Services.pdf- This site as a long list of additional related activities for those who wish to explore and practice more.
If there are any disagreements in responses between students, ask them to go back to the text to confirm responses once all 5 questions have been asked.
Reading (30 minutes + HW): Opening a Bank Account
Your task is to write a professional email to a bank or credit union of your choice that asks for specific information that is needed to open an account with that bank or credit union.
HW: Write a draft of a professional email to a bank or credit union of your choice that asks for specific information that is needed to open an account with that bank or credit union.