Wider World reflects the way today’s teens access information and entertainment: from the Internet, using personal devices such as tablets, laptops and mobiles.
Both the content and the style of the course are designed to inspire and challenge teenagers. By interacting with the content, rather than just practising, students acquire language at a deeper cognitive level. English becomes the tool with which students access a Wider World of knowledge, skills and experience.
Wider World offers a total of 19 projects for your students. Some of these are specifically linked to BBC content, whereas others are interdisciplinary CLIL projects. As they work on these projects, your students will be challenged to use specific vocabulary in particular contexts. As a result, your students will be able to use previously-learned material in new and concrete situations. This makes Wider World a great choice if you’re looking for a new course that activates language-use in the classroom in a way that is meaningful to students.
The English curriculum & CLIL
The end goal of learning a new language is being able to communicate. This means students need to know, understand and succesfully apply new language. To help them with this, Wider World is packed with authentic and realistic content, in combination with numerous exercises. Each lesson builds towards a guided task, which will often require students to communicate with their classmates or to write. This gives students opportunities to activate what they have learnt. At the end of each chapter, there are group projects and CLIL lessons for further practice.
CLIL activities are included in:
• Five additional CLIL lessons for each level (science, geography, etc.)
• Culture lessons at the end of every chapter
• Authentic BBC culture clips, with lessons built around them
• Reading texts in a variety of genres
• 21st Century Skills exercises that encourage the application of general knowledge