Early English

RECOMMENDED FOR 7 to 9 YEAR OLDS. The Early English Course is aimed at the young learner who has just begun Reading, Speaking and Writing in English.  The pre-requisite is that the learner should be proficient at reading small words and a few sentences and comprehending simple conversational English. The course take the learner deeper in the language providing the basic literacy and communication skills.

Objectives:

  • To be able to read a simple text containing less than 5 sentences a page with a total word count of approximately 250 words.
  • To be able to comprehend what is being read and reproduce in various ways – verbally, pictorially, through drama, etc.
  • To listen and engage in daily conversation in English with facilitators and peers.
  • To be able to engage in English audio and video content and understand it with assistance and facilitation
  • To be able to write a short paragraph of simple sentences to express ideas for a picture seen, object, event, story.

Outcomes

At the end of Early English, the learner will be able to

  • Read a simple text or Level 1 book fluently and with ease
  • Comprehend the text and reproduce it verbally in mother tongue or english,
  • Display comprehension through performance in quizzes,
  • Be able to pictorially/digitally or through drama express what is understood
  • Become familiar and understand simple audio and video content with facilitation
  • Be able to speak and express to peers and facilitators her thoughts, feelings and other essentials required to communicate on campus
  • Be able to construct and write simple and short sentences.

Course Structure – Themes

The course is based on the idea that everyone, especially children love to hear a good story. Stories introduce new words and ideas into a learners language. Stories help learners learn about new concepts, new ideas and open up the windows of their imagination.

The course is divided into the following sections. Each section has 1-2 stories (audio, read along, text, video) followed by digital activities, assignments and quizzes.

The Course is a blended learning one, with a facilitator available for mentor-ship and support but the aim is that the learner will be able to interact with the content on her own, slowly going towards becoming a motivated independent learner.

Assessments

  • Every Section has Quizzes which are autograded and Assignments which need to be manually graded. Quizzes are single attempt with audio.
  • Assignments are online or require a file to be attached.
  • Please upload or attach files as required
  • The Assignments have the score written.

Soil – Terrific Terra

We live on the soil and we live off it, yet if you think, we know very little about soil.

Welcome to this basic course on Soil.

The aim of the course  is:

  • to discuss soil and its properties.
  • to study the soil profile and different types of soil.
  • to explore the relation between soil type and crop type.
  • to discuss some of the issues related to soil (eg. soil pollution, soil erosion).

 

At the end of this course you will: 

  • Be able to identify different types of commonly seen soils
  • Be able to discuss the properties of soils
  • Be able to discuss the layers of soil
  • Be able to infer which crops are grown with different types of soil
  • Be able to understand the causes of soil erosion and ways to control it.

There are 3 Assignments and 1 Final Quiz.

The Assignments are for 30 Marks.  The facilitator will manually grade you on these.  The Quiz is auto-graded and needs a 60% score for you to enable completion of the course. You  can attempt it multiple times.

 

Web Literacies

In this Course, you will:


1 – Understand what is the internet? how it works? who owns it? Internet vs the Web.

2 – Learning web-related concepts: browsers, navigation, pages, sites, servers, address, and search engines.

3 – Understanding how search engines work?

4 – Learning web search skills and applying them.

5 – Learning how to verify credibility of search results, fact checking.

6 – Understanding open vs. closed internet, open source movement.

7 – Understanding privacy and safety on the internet, applying safe internet practices