Our program has a pedagogical foundation that seeks to be flexible and well-articulated so that it can be picked up at any given point, building an adequate scaffolding of previous knowledge transitioning to the zone of proximal knowledge, focusing in the achievement of significant knowledge, drawing upon the Communicative Approach, since English is a lingua franca (Gordin, 2015) for science, technology and the technological community, enabling an access to relevant and current information as well as accessing communication with people throughout the world.Virtual learning platform is a plus to our program and it results from the socio-historical dynamics responding to current scientifical-technological development aiming to reach international standards.
Presentation—Practice—Product aiming towards a significant communicative practice.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO CURRICULUM
The order that has been proposed is as follows, first the student registers, then student takes a placement test, and is contacted by means of an email or printed list to notify him or her on the grade and corresponding level. Virtual The student has then access to the grammatical contents displayed in the slide-video presentation, then he or she should study the reinforcement document, next student should do the demo exercises and finish all the evaluated assignment exercises. Each of these spaces will be opened once the student has fulfilled the previous required task. Once all have been fulfilled the space for the partial test will be opened, this process is repeated until all units have been studied, and the system then will give place to the final exam which will promote the student to the next level.
The following chart displays the way in which levels have been organized and in accordance to the virtual platform, according to the CEFR (Exam English Ltd., 2014) and COE parameters, with particular emphasis in bringing these to our socio-historical context:
Tomado del “Teacher´s Handbook”. Autor: Lic. Carmen Moncayo.
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