- This ten-level course combines a first language approach to learning English with the needs of young, non-native speakers.
- Informative, cross-curricular and cross-cultural content means that students learn about the world through English.
- The stories, topics and projects promote social values and citizenship.
- Learning to Learn (levels 1-2) and Study Skills (levels 3-4) sections in the Workbook develop learning strategies such as matching, scanning, thinking, sorting and dictionary skills, as well as reading strategies such as sequencing. At levels 5-6, more reading material is adapted from real-life sources, and children learn about the structure of different reading genres, such as plays and newspaper articles.
- Grammar Practice Books at each level consolidate students' learning, while projects and portfolios encourage learner independence.
- A dictionary with the Pupil's Book helps children to revise and practice the course vocabulary. Definitions in English encourage the use of monolingual dictionaries.
Children practice and develop reading skills through fiction and non-fiction texts. Each unit begins with a different kind of reading text, illustrated to help children's understanding. The variety in the Reading lessons helps learners recognize the ways in which texts differ.
A variety of activities help children understand the reading texts. Different tasks with new words reinforce vocabulary learning.
The language objectives for the lesson are clearly highlighted at the foot of the page.
The first target grammar structure is presented with a clear model and plenty of practice.
The second target grammar structure, often used in daily speech, is presented in a dialog.
Useful Phrases boxes highlight structures to help students develop as more fluent and natural-sounding English speakers.
The age-appropriate course characters guide learners through the units, pointing out grammar and introducing new activities.
This is a teacher-led activity, designed to give students controlled practice and confidence in composing a piece of writing. It is followed up in the Workbook with Writing Preparation and Composition Practice activities (click here).
A revision page every two units reviews grammar structures and vocabulary from the preceding units.
The project page then asks students to use this language in more extended writing practice and encourages learners' creativity. Projects can be done individually or in pairs or groups.