Young Learners – EXPLORERS

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EXPLORERS 1

Elementary
Ages: 8 – 10
CEF Level: A1
25 or 12.5 hours/week

This course is suitable for children in their 3rd or 4th year of primary English who are able to talk about a range of familiar topics, including things they do in other subjects at school.

At this level, the courses start to adopt a more CLIL-based approach to content and methodology, using English as a vehicle for learning about a range of other topics. In this course the lessons integrate geography-based and maths-based topics into the language learning experience.

Explorers 1 can stand alone for a one-week course or be taught side-by-side with Explorers 2 on a two-week course.

‘Can Do’ Statements

  • I can talk about myself and my family
  • I can ask about other people’s families
  • I can understand basic rules
  • I can describe the main features on a map
  • I can give and follow instructions to carry out simple actions
  • I can name the parts of the body
  • I can talk about the weather
  • I can name some English-speaking countries
  • I can do basic number work using numbers one to a hundred
  • I can talk about travel and name some cities in the UK
  • I can answer some questions about my school subjects
  • I can name the months of the year
  • I can say the date of my birthday and sing a birthday song
  • I can tell you the time and what I am doing now

Core Contents

  • Introducing yourself
  • Talking about your family
  • Talking about and making up rules
  • Talking about features in a landscape
  • Giving and carrying out instructions
  • Naming parts of the body
  • Talking about the weather
  • Doing puzzles with numbers up to a hundred
  • Talking about travel and British cities
  • Talking about school subjects
  • Talking about months and birthdays

EXPLORERS 2

Elementary
Ages: 8 – 10
CEF Level: A1
25 or 12.5 hours/week

This course takes a look at language in its wider cultural context, incorporating activities based around life in a variety of English speaking countries. There are lessons on the UK, Australia, the USA and Canada.

By embedding English learning in its cultural context, the children will come to realise its importance as a world language and will learn a little about the some of the people and places where it is spoken as a first language.

The course also includes collaborative story-telling and poetry, and explores some of the ways in which English usage can vary from place to place, by comparing British and U.S. English.

Explorers 2 can stand alone for a one-week course or be taught side-by-side with Explorers 1 on a two-week course.

‘Can Do’ Statements

  • I can say what I know in English
  • I can respond to basic instructions
  • I can answer some questions about the UK
  • I can understand and tell a short story
  • I can recite a poem in English
  • I can answer some questions about Australia
  • I can talk about surfing and water safety
  • I can answer some questions about Canada
  • I can talk about adventure holidays
  • I can act out a poem
  • I can answer some questions about the USA
  • I can order food in a fast-food restaurant
  • I can say some differences between UK and US English
  • I can talk about theme parks and what you can do at them

Core Contents

  • Introducing yourself
  • Words you know in English
  • Life in the UK
  • Life in Australia
  • Going to the beach and surfing
  • Life in Canada
  • Story: Going on a bear hunt
  • Life in the USA
  • Visiting a theme park
  • Making your own American burger