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  • Revised lessons, unit structure and didactic sequence are designed to build upon and recycle language covered in previous lessons, thus providing varied and stimulating classroom dynamics.
  • Expanded language models and authentic speaking and writing tasks give step-by-step guidance so that students have the knowledge and skills to produce the language they have been practicing.
  • An expanded and more explicit competency focus for each lesson now develops both disciplinary (communication) and generic (cross-curricular) competencies, and includes clear instructions on how to teach them in the Teacher’s Edition.
  • There is greater curricular flexibility, including optional sections that allow teachers to adapt the course to the specific needs of their students.
  • Expanded Workbook and self-assessment sections, and an extended Teacher’s Edition, provide more practice activities and greater support for both students and teachers.
Vocabulary sections present words in context or in lexical groups to help students remember them more easily.
All reading and listening texts and tasks are as authentic as possible while being appropriate to the level of the students.

Disciplinary competencies are based on those of the DGETI program and fall into two categories.

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Generic competencies are also taken from the DGETI and have been divided into categories with corresponding icons. As well as practicing language, students develop skills for life.

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The last part of each lesson is a writing or speaking real-world production task, designed to be as authentic as possible while being level-appropriate and achievable. Tasks have been carefully designed and scaffolded with the necessary guidance for students to be able to produce their spoken and written texts successfully.
Typical listening and reading tasks involve understanding the general idea, specific ideas, the purpose and register of the text, and a focus on useful language within the texts.
With grammar rules, students are encouraged to make comparisons between the target language and their own native tongue.
The Grammar section often includes a deductive approach, where students are asked to find examples of specific grammar or to complete tables to illustrate the rule. These sections provide students with their first controlled practice of the new language.
Notice boxes are included in lessons either to focus students’ attention on an interesting point related to the grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation in the lesson, or to review a previously taught grammar structure that is relevant in the particular lesson.
Your World icons indicate that there is an optional discussion-based activity to expand on and personalize ideas about the topic. These sections are designed to further develop generic competencies.
The optional Competency Development page reviews language covered in the unit and develops disciplinary competencies. The pages are mainly task-based, with a final speaking or writing product similar to the linguistic products ending each lesson.
The integrated Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook section that follows each unit includes grammar reference tables with explanations, and further practice exercises for consolidation.
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