Get your English ready for the real world
Rapid progress is often easier when you start learning a language, but many students struggle with taking their Intermediate knowledge to the next level and applying their language skills outside of the classroom. That’s why we have developed Real English to help you break out into the real world and start fully using your second language.
Activate your existing English grammar and vocabulary that you have built up in the classroom
Be given projects that encourage and allow you to apply your English language knowledge towards engaging tasks as part of a group
Create materials using skills and software packages that are used in the real world and present these to the rest of the school
Push past that tricky intermediate stage with confidence and mastery over the language and then apply your skills outside of the classroom
How Real English works
The Cambridge Framework for Life Competencies
Alongside language development, the Real English curriculum is based around six core competencies that Cambridge English identifies as critical life skills. Each week you’ll begin a new project that helps develop a range of the six core competencies.
These are: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Learning to Learn, Communication, Collaboration, Social Responsibilities
All of these core competencies are addressed and developed naturally through the group projects you will be set each week.
Projects Using the Cambridge Framework For Life Competencies
Research shows it’s difficult to become fluent in a language if it isn’t relevant to your daily goals, so Real English throws you into a team and tasks you all with using English to collaborate on engaging, exciting tasks. These projects could get you to:
Make a short film
Decide on a genre and then form a crew to write a script, cast, shoot and edit the film, all in English
Create a school newspaper
Interview teachers and fellow students before writing up your stories and editing them together into a complete paper
Produce a city guide
Learn more about your city and focus on producing information that a newcomer might need and compiling it into a handy guide
Record an episode of a podcast
Find a subject that you're all passionate about and record an episode of a podcast together in English