General English – Effectiveness C1 (ages 14-18)

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Suitability

This course is for students who have been learning English for four years or more. They will be able to communicate with confidence and fluency on most  topics. They will be able to use English in social, academic and professional situations.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can collaborate in writing creative dialogues
  • I can list and rank imaginative ideas
  • I can extract the main points from an article and summarise them succinctly and coherently
  • I can present  and defend an argument to an audience as part of a formal debate

Why choose this course?

This is an ideal course for students who want to hone their English skills through exploring subtleties of style and content, implications and inference. It helps students develop aspects of textual coherence and cohesion in their spoken and written English.

Learning activities include:

  • Problem-solving
  • Discussions and debates
  • Auctions
  • Script-writing
  • Note-taking and summarising
  • Text-ordering and expansion
  • Role-plays and simulations
  • Song lyric predictions and song-writing
  • Collaborative dictation summaries
  • Poetry writing games
  • Quizzes

CORE WORKBOOK LESSONS

  • Different modes of communication
  • Art and artistic movements
  • Film and dialogue writing
  • Speculating and decision‐making
  • Text transformations
  • Courtroom drama
  • Music
  • Ecotourism
  • Alternative fashion
  • Celebrities and celebrity
  • The language of poetry
  • Business and the city

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES – WEEKLY PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 C-ing is believing Ten things to do Music Review Celebrity – help or hindrance Revision activities
 
End of course games
 
Learning review
Lesson 2 But is it art? He always… Ecotourism Poet’s Corner
Lesson 3 The Director’s Cut Courtroom Drama Alternative Fashion Money Money Money
Lesson 4 Tailored lessons Project completion
Lesson 5 Project groups and topic choices Initial project preparation Ongoing work on projects Ongoing work on projects Afternoon show performance or preparation for evening performance
Lesson 6 Preparation and rehearsals for end of course show or presentation