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This active course is for students who have been learning English for over a year and who want to develop their skills further through the completion of short tasks and challenges.

It is also possible to select an individual module to go with your classic general English course. Due to the style of the modules, your choice could fill the Tailored Content sessions or replace the regular project. You could also select one of the video modules to do instead of the regular show if it is not possible to have family members and students gather for an End-of-Week Show.


COVID-19 Safety

* Please note that it may not be possible to do all the module below as it depends on current COVID-19 precautions in your country at the time of the course. While many activities can be adjusted to suit social distancing requirements, we have advised below if modules contain activities that cannot be easily adapted to make them Covid-safe.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Students will have spent some time in class on vocabulary and grammar relevant to their level. This is an ideal course for learners who are ready to engage in activities that provide them with the stimulus and opportunity to activate their language in real world scenarios. While this course can work well with mixed level learners, it is also very suitable for streamed learners. The course focuses on use of language in collaborative exchanges such as giving presentations, giving direction and rules and telling stories. The course allows learners to use English in a range of styles and contexts developing their pronunciation, spoken fluency, accuracy and confidence.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE

  • Narrating or commentating an event
  • Group problem-solving scenarios
  • Conversation skills and practice
  • Developing and performing film script in teams
  • Analysing and describing a song and lyric writing
  • Service development and marketing
  • Creating and performing a poem
  • Debates, discussions and role-plays
  • Presentation and development skills
  • Vocabulary input and extension
  • Error correction feedback
  • Pronunciation development

Optional Modules

Dress To Impress *

Option Module 1

Age: 10-14     |    Level: A2

Create designs and make clothes and accessories from everyday materials and junk before performing a catwalk show.

  • Create designs for clothes and accessories
  • Craft your designs
  • Get on the catwalk!

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can collaborate in creative production to put on and commentate a fashion show.

Requirements: Students are asked to bring in clean newspapers, plastic bags etc. to create outfits.

COVID-19 Safety: This module requires close contact between students as they create outfits for each other.

Music Maker *

Option Module 2

Age: 10-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

Forming a band and working on lyrics to write a song. Making simple musical instruments to use in performing chart hit to class.

  • Write a song
  • Make simple musical instruments
  • Perform to the class!

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can work in a group to devise, produce and perform a song.

Requirements: Students are asked to bring in clean recycling, such as plastic bottles and plastic tubs, to make musical instruments. Our teacher will provide other items.

COVID-19 Safety: This module involves singing in groups.

Sporting Legend

Option Module 3

Age: 10-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

Inventing and playing a sport using the language of rules and the vocabulary of sports equipment physical movement and body parts. Commentating sports games in class tournament.

  • Sports, equipment and rules
  • Physical warm-ups and stretching
  • Become a commentator
  • Inventing a sport
  • Classroom Olympics

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can understand, create, follow the rules of and direct players in a new sport.

Requirements: Students will need their sports kit for the final lesson of this module. The group will need a gym, playground, playing field or other large area to play their invented sports.

Million Dollar Pitch

Option Module 4

Age: 12-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

Work with friends in business teams to create a new product or invention. Produce a business plan and prepare and present a sales pitch for product or invention.

  • Describe objects and their uses
  • Find new uses for old objects
  • Create a new invention
  • Design your product
  • Learn to present
  • Pitch your product to your friends

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can work in a team to invent a product or service and produce and deliver a pitch.

Comic Book Hero

Option Module 5

Age: 10-15     |    Level: A2, B1

Create a comic book superhero story describing superhero’s abilities. Make your own comic book and design a superhero card game.

  • Describe superheroes and their abilities
  • Create a superhero card game
  • Learn about comic book layout and conventions
  • Learn to draw comic book characters
  • Create your story and make your own comic book.

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can collaborate in a group to invent a superhero and develop and produce a comic book and associated game.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Option Module 6

Age: 12-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

Create and write adventure story book with your classmates. Design and put together your book.

  • Practise telling stories
  • Imagine alternative twists to well-known stories
  • Write your stories
  • Design and put together your book
  • Read your classmates stories!

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can contribute to the imagining of, and the writing and telling of an exciting adventure story.

TV News Report

Option Module 7

Age: 12-15     |    Level: B1, B1+

Work on a series of current or nation TV news reports using the language of the newsroom. Inventing a news story in news teams and preparing an interview. Performing and recording news segment.

  • Learn the language of the newsroom
  • Invent a news story
  • Prepare an interview
  • Record or perform your news segment

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can work in a team to invent news stories, preparing and delivering interviews and filming or recording a news show.

Requirements: If the students would like to record their news reports, the school must have facilities to upload videos from the students’ smartphones and access to basic video editing software.

The Great British Fayre *

Option Module 8

Age: 10-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

Work with friends to plan and host a traditional British fayre. Building food vocabulary through games and following recipes giving cooking instructions. Enjoying some traditional British party games.

  • Play a series of food-related vocabulary games
  • Follow a recipe and give cooking instructions to others
  • Try out some traditional British party games
  • Plan and host a party for the other student

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can follow a recipe, give cooking instructions, prepare a snack and plan and host a traditional British part.

Requirements: Students are asked to bring in some items, such as ingredients or paper plates, to help prepare for a class party. Our teachers will buy all the key ingredients locally.

COVID-19 Safety: This module involves food preparation either in the classroom or the school kitchen.

Can you Vlog?

Option Module 9

Age: 12-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

Work with friends to create and record a group Vlog in a variety of styles including an interview vlog, a film challenge vlog, a ‘how to’ vlog and a film review vlog.

  • Learn about the different types of vlog
  • Record an interview
  • Film a challenge vlog
  • Film a ‘how to’ vlog
  • Film a review vlog

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can work in a team to create a vlog with a variety of film segments.

Requirements: Students will need access to at least one mobile phone or recording device per group. These could be uploads and edited if the school has the facilities but this does not form part of the module.

Core Modules

Team Challenge

Core Module 1 - Monday

Age: 10-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

These activities will engage learners in using English to communicate and work in teams. A variety of games, tasks and problems such as building a bridge, riddles and scavenger hunts, will encourage teamwork, building students confidence in being able to express their opinion and reason and contribute in English.

  • Brain teasers
  • Language challenges
  • Impossible rescue
  • Scavenger hunt

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:
I can work as part of a team to using reasoning and ingenuity to solve problems and a compete in a variety of tasks and games.

EiA Show *

Core Module 2 – Friday

Age: 10-15     |    Level: A2, B1, B1+

Creation, preparation and rehearsal of pieces for an end of course revue that can be attended by parents, teachers and friends. The show typically includes drama, songs and other skills they would like to showcase.

  • Play drama games
  • Work on performance techniques
  • Develop characters
  • Rehearse
  • Perform!

Sample End-of-Course ‘Can Do’ Statement:

I can work with my classmates to prepare and perform a short sketch to an audience.

COVID-19 Safety: Please note that you do not need to invite parents to an End-of-Week Show.

Sample Programme

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Icebreaking Activities Team Challenges Show Preparation
Lesson 2 Planning the Week Ahead Optional Module 1 Optional Module 2 Optional Module 3 Revision of Modules
OR
Additional Show Preparation
Lesson 3 Introduction to Optional Module 1
Lesson 4 Introduction to Optional Module 2 End of Course activities and games
Lesson 5 Introduction to Optional Module 3 Final Show rehearsal and preparation
Lesson 6 Preparation and rehearsals for end of course show or presentation Show Presentation

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