Global Topics 2 - Sample Lesson
For Emerging Level 1 & 2 Students
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Media & Culture is a listening and speaking curriculum designed for English Language Learners who wish to expand their speaking and listening skills by gaining a deep understanding of the English-speaking world through both language and culture. Each book has 30 lessons focused on a variety of topics and audio/video media, including TED talks, movie clips, TV series and news media. Teachers can use this curriculum to help students build vocabulary and colloquialisms by listening to spoken language in use and then expressing their own ideas through discussion, games and speaking activities included in each lesson.
Global Topics was originally designed for English Language Learners and has been translated and adapted for Spanish Language Learners and Korean Language Learners to develop reading and critical thinking skills through discussion of global issues. Each book has 30 lessons focused on a variety of topics that intertwine interesting facts and opinions with discussion questions in order to guide students to think critically, gain new insights and build confidence in speaking with newly gained vocabulary and expressions. Teachers can use this curriculum to stimulate lively and natural conversations through debates, simulations, and speaking activities included in each lesson.