Note: This is the first of four sections in the Teacher's Guide. Make sure you print them all. The links to the other three are at the bottom of the page.

The purpose of these twelve lessons is to use the teaching of English for speakers of other languages (TESOL) to deepen understanding of who Jesus is and what He came to do. To achieve this goal students must first see the JESUS film in their native language so that its message will speak to their hearts. Subsequent instruction is based on selected segments of the film in English.

This curriculum primarily targets low-level beginning students but features adaptability for multilevel settings.


Some who use this material will have had experience and linguistics training in the field of TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in an English-speaking environment or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in a non-English-speaking environment. You will find here a communicative / integrated skills / functional approach that is consistent with current research in second language acquisition.


Those of you who are first-time teachers of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) will find step-by-step instructions to guide you in both lesson preparation and classroom delivery. The author has made every attempt to consider how it feels to be a novice teacher!

The first page of each lesson provides you with the following general information:

Title of the Lesson and the Scripture Reference on which it is based.


The Topic that identifies the theme of the Life Skills section; focuses on the real-life needs of the students; and relates in some way to the selected clip from the JESUS story


Functions enable students to do something using English in a range of contexts commonly encountered in an English-speaking environment.


Grammar and Structures needed to support the topic and functions for the teacher your Students will be more interested in the ³how² of the language rather than the ³what²


The Cultural Component is designed to connect the new learning with the world view and experience of the students

You may find it helpful to copy page one of each lesson to serve as a handy checklist for the supplies.


Supplies to be gathered from various sources


Do Ahead covers all advance preparation of visual aids, tasks to be done, and handouts to be duplicated (All the thinking has been done for you!)

A comprehensive/categorized list of supplies and ³do-aheads² is provided in the Appendix for the convenience of busy TEFL volunteers who must prepare as quickly as possible for their departure overseas.

Lesson objectives are inherent in the stated functions.

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