4. Aims of the training …
To familiarize you with our courses
designed for English classes in Saudi
Step Up – Primary (grades 4-6)
Look Up – Intermediate (grades 7-9)
Aim High – Secondary (grades 10-12)
OUP TRAINING, JULY 2011
5. Outcome of the training
• Explain how the courses work to
• Deal with any initial concerns or
• Enable you to support teachers
while using the courses.
a) A key point that you have learnt from
b) A challenge that teachers will have with
c) An aspect of teaching English that your
teachers will be concerned about.
7. Overview of the courses
What are the main components of each
What do you expect each of the
components to provide for the
How are the courses different? Find
two features from each course that
address the different age groups they
are designed for.
8. Step Up
•have a good knowledge of
•be used to listening and
responding to what they hear
•be able to communicate in
•be able to write simple
•be able to recognise and write
the Roman alphabet
9. Look Up
•have a solid vocabulary base
ranging from elementary to
•have a good working knowledge of
all the key grammar structures
•be able to read English fluently
•be able to write short paragraphs
•be able to communicate in a variety
of everyday situations
10. Aim High
Students will be able to:
•distinguish between active and passive
•extend their knowledge of vocabulary
through a range of lexical strategies for word-
building and dictionary skills
•manipulate and exploit a wide-range of
•read and respond to reading and listening
texts using critical thinking skills
•write paragraphs and compose a variety of
text-types, using appropriate language
•communicate fluently and confidently with
11. Step Up – introductory quiz
1)How many units are in level 1?
2) What are the names of the six children who feature in the
illustrated story episodes?
3) How many new vocabulary items are introduced at the beginning
of each unit?
4) On which type of page does Fahad appear?
5) Where are the Activity Book pages?
6) On which page of the book are students taught to recognise and
make the sound of the letter ‘d’?
7) On which page of the book are students shown how to write the
STEP UP TO SUCCESS IN ENGLISH
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So now before we go any further, let’s make sure that we all know each other.
The main aim of the training is to enable you to explore the 3 courses, understand how they work and how they link together. We are going to explore the courses by looking at a variety of topics concerning language learning. So as we cover a different aspects you will gradually become familiar with the books, and also we expect that you will build up you own questions and your own ideas about the material. Please look at the agenda to see the topics that we will be covering. (2 mins to run thru the agenda)
So at the end of the training we hope that you will be able to: Any questions about the agenda?
The outcome of the training: One thing that we would like to draw your attention to is the final slot which involves a poster display / presentation. This is not a test, but is an activity that should form a consolidation of what we have been covering over the 4 days. You will be able to work in groups, we will prepare during the sessions and it will be another opportunity to raise issues, voice your opinion etc about the course or teaching English in general.
Give the supervisors an opportunity to have a hands on with the books. Can divide into groups and give 1 course each, or divide into groups and give all 3 courses for them to discuss. They should find the components on the back of the book. Then a bit a looking into the book to find features. This activity is designed to let them explore and get to know the books. Consolidate with whole group discussion. See the summary on the next slides for an overview of the outcomes of each course
The outcomes of the course – what will students be able to do at the end of each course? They will be starting with little or no knowledge of English. When they finish grade 6, they will be able to …..
If there is time, then more detailed look at Step up ….