Exposure to authentic texts in a variety of text types prepares students for language in the real world. Straightforward instructional design (Show-Explain-Apply) effectively meets the needs of first generation English learners, making lessons more achievable and boosting motivation. All language skills are taught in the context of a theme, allowing for relevant and meaningful learning. Activities throughout the units allow for active learner engagement, improving retention and increasing interaction between teachers and students. Continuous and comprehensive assessments allow on-going and accurate evaluation of students’ understanding.