Bringing Learning Into FOCUS

FOCUS is a five-level course for upper-secondary students, structured to promote motivation, memory and meaning. Clear and intuitive lessons provide an exams-orientated learning path for both state and private school students. The Word Store, unique to Focus, helps students better collate, retain and revise vocabulary.
 

  • Language: British English
  • Five levels: 90-120 hours of teaching per level
  • CEFR: A2 - C1
  • GSE: 32-78

FOCUS on 3Ms

FOCUS methodology is built around the 3Ms – MOTIVATION, MEMORY and MEANING.
These key concepts underpin the benefits of the course for learners and signal its pedagogical effectiveness to teachers.

Focus on motivation

FOCUS on Motivation

A motivated learner is a more successful learner - FOCUS is brimming with topics, texts and tasks that engage students both intellectually and emotionally by referring to their life experience, and the things they aspire to. Accordingly, language is brought vividly to life through grammar animations and interactive videos, which make learning with FOCUS both entertaining and effective. 

FOCUS on Memory

One of the unique features of FOCUS is the approach to learning and retention of vocabulary. On top of comprehensive exposure to and recycling of lexical items, the course offers Word Store, a vocabulary practice booklet with a wide variety of exercises and a unique method of involving learners actively in recording new words and phrases.

Focus on meaning

FOCUS on Meaning

FOCUS is built on content students want to read, listen and talk about. Every exercise is relevant to students’ lives through frequent personalisation, ensuring that, with FOCUS, they are engaged every step of the way.

FOCUS on EXAMS

FOCUS offers targeted development of exam skills. Starting from the very first level of the course students are offered regular exposure to EXAM-TYPE TASKS and exam reference. These include Exam Focus sections, review lessons, exam strategies for all skills, photocopiable resources for teachers and practice tests.

FOCUS on ASSESSMENT

The FOCUS Assessment Package provides a wide range of tests which can be used at different points in the course. The tests provide regular opportunities to try exam-style tasks in a low stakes test environment.

FOCUS on VOCABULARY

One of the unique features of FOCUS is its approach to learning and retention of vocabulary. The course offers the Word Store - a vocabulary practice booklet with a wide variety of exercises and a unique method of involving learners actively in recording new words and phrases.

21st century skills

FOCUS on 21st Century Skills

Teaching upper-secondary students to use English confidently in the 21st century is no longer a special feature for an ELT course - it is an essential one.

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