General English – Vantage B2 (ages 13-17)

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Suitability

This course is for students who have been learning English for three years or more. They will be gaining independence in their learning and will be able to use the language to discuss both concrete and abstract issues in some depth.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can analyse my own learning preferences
  • I can talk about my rights and responsibilities
  • I can discuss a topical issues in some depth
  • I can formulate complex questions
  • I can discuss the design and functionality of objects

Why choose this course?

Once they have reached this level of proficiency, learners will want to use their English to communicate about things that are of interest to them. This course incorporates a whole range of topics that meaningful and relevant to learners of this age and level. Learners are encouraged to communicate with subtlety and nuance, using an array of complex vocabulary and structures.

Learning activities include:

  • Quizzes
  • Interviews and surveys
  • Discussions
  • Role-plays and simulations
  • Song-based listening
  • Text ordering and matching activities
  • Running dictations
  • Shopping games
  • Advert writing

CORE WORKBOOK LESSONS

  • Multiple Intelligences and learning styles
  • Body image – prejudices and pressures to conform
  • Friendships, friendship groups and youth culture
  • Important memories
  • Identities and avatars
  • Murder‐mystery role‐play
  • Human rights
  • Problems and advice
  • Texts and texting
  • Extreme sports
  • Exploration and adventure
  • Negotiation and problem‐solving skills
  • Rules and society

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES – WEEKLY PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Multiple
Intelligences
Memories Your rights Wipe-out Revision activities
 
End of course games
 
Learning review
Lesson 2 Body image A New Identity
Every Day
Problems
problems!
Adventure:
Against the Odds
Lesson 3 Friends Whodunnit? GR8 Survival
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