General English – Waystage A2 (ages 11-14)

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Suitability

This course is for students who have been learning English for a year or more. At this stage in their learning, students are starting to move beyond naming common objects and actions and the world of their immediate environment.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can talk about my daily life
  • I can share information about the past
  • I can talk about things I have done
  • I can retell a story in my own words
  • I can discuss and solve problems

Why choose this course?

The course develops fluency by applying existing vocabulary to practical tasks and problems. Learners will practice asking questions and talking about themselves, in various simple tenses, and will have the opportunity to build their confidence through lively games and activities. They will see how it is possible at this level to have an interesting conversation with an English speaker and will be encouraged to continue improving their level of fluency.

Learning activities include:

  • Question and answer activities
  • Information exchanges
  • Miming activities
  • Sentence building
  • Pronunciation games
  • Word games
  • Board games
  • Interviews
  • Role plays
  • Story-boarding and story telling

CORE WORKBOOK LESSONS

  • Basic introductions and personal information exchange
  • Rules, actions and their consequences
  • What I’m doing now versus what I do each day
  • Pronunciation of past tense endings
  • Reading comprehension
  • Making requests
  • Talking about past experiences
  • Making narratives more interesting
  • Advertisements and product comparisons
  • Countries, languages and nationalities
  • Holiday destinations, holiday types and activities
  • Talking about people and what they are good at
  • Conditionals to talk about the future
  • Using suggestion and persuasion

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES – WEEKLY PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 The star game What is it? What have you done? Around the world Revision activities

 

End of course games

 

Learning review

Lesson 2 Signs and rules London Storytelling Lost at sea
Lesson 3 Roll the dice Please & thank you Adverts Desert island
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