The Teacher’s Guides offer a clear and comprehensive path through the course by providing detailed lesson plans with step-by-step guidance and support in delivering the course. Suggestions for additional activities, differentiation, and extension work are included in each unit.
The material at each level is organised into nine units, each of which is divided into three weeks. Four suggested lessons are provided in the Teacher’s Guide for each week of work, plus a further section of additional activities, revision and extension offering further resources which can be used flexibly depending on the timetable or classroom context. Step-by-step lesson notes give clear instructions for using the materials and to fully cover the curriculum. The activities in each unit are introduced and explored in context so that language is developed and learnt in meaningful and familiar contexts related to learners’ interests and what they may be learning in other school subjects. Each lesson clearly references the relevant material in the Student’s Resource Book and Coursebook, linking all three components with straightforward instructions and guidance on how to deliver the course. The course takes an integrated skills approach to developing language skills with an emphasis on practical communication.
It is designed with interactive learning at its heart and has been created to offer flexibility where this is beneficial while following a consistent approach so the course is easy to deliver. It is fully supported by a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide with detailed lesson plans that provide step-by-step guidance. This course aims to develop the life-long skills that are essential for communication in English and learning in other subjects and to support teachers in delivering the objectives of the Cambridge curriculum framework from 2020.