Lessons

This year, you can choose between two alternative lesson formats – Pearson and BBC Live Classes or Big Live Lessons.

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LIVE CLASSES for groups

A fully interactive online experience for around 10 groups of students joining the lesson with their teacher at school. This type of lesson is recommended for learning, taking place face-to-face, in class, allowing students to see and interact with each other in a live environment.

Where:
at school
Who joins: whole group
How many participants: up to 10 groups
Who registers: teacher
Interaction: face-to-face, breakout rooms
Recommended as: a full project experience and cultural interaction
Teacher's role:
  1. Register the group
  2. Distribute student's worksheet
  3. Get familiar with teacher’s notes for the lesson
  4. Arrange the classroom, prepare equipment
  5. Join the lesson with the group
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BIG LIVE LESSONS for individual students

An alternative to Live Classes for individual students joining the lesson on their own, at home. This type of lessons is recommended for distance teaching, such as schools and students during lockdown periods.

Where:
at home
Who joins: individual students
How many participants: up to 500 students​
Who registers: teacher
Interaction: chatbox
Recommended as: alternative to Live Classes for distance teaching, lockdown
Teacher's role:
  1. Register the group
  2. Share lesson details with individual students
  3. Distribute student’s worksheet
  4. Get familliar with teacher’s notes for the lesson
  5. Join the lesson with the group

Lesson A

Trainer: Chloë Dennis

Level: A1/A2

Students’ age: 9-12

Topic: Festivals around the world

Key vocabulary:
Festivals, seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, costume, masks, smart clothes, traditional food, sweets, lanterns, float, parade, fireworks, drums, decorations, sculptures

Lesson overview:
What is your favourite festival? Let’s watch a video about a festival in Japan and talk about one in our country.

In this lesson, students will:

  • expand their vocabulary for talking about festivals
  • watch a video about a festival
  • discuss what they enjoy doing in a festival
  • describe a popular festival in your country and find out about another one around the world