By Bob Hastings, Stuart McKinlay, Carolyn Barraclough, Suzanne Gaynor and Kathryn Alevizos
Experience English, Experience the Wider World
Wider World is the portal to a Wider World of English language knowledge and resources specially designed for teenage learners. It provides secondary students not just with the ability to communicate well in English and to pass exams with solid results, but also with the skills and confidence to participate as educated citizens in the global 21st century community– with all its unique challenges and opportunities.
Language is presented through relevant and intriguing real life content, from the humorous situations in the drama videos and the real people interviewed for the Vox Pop videos to the BBC Culture videos. Content has been carefully chosen to inspire and challenge teenagers and is presented the way that today’s teens access information and entertainment: from the internet using personal devices such as tablets, laptops and mobiles.
Provide multiple opportunities to investigate and interact with real life content through productive activities and projects. By interacting with the content students acquire the language at a deeper cognitive level. English becomes the tool through which they access a Wider World of knowledge, skills and experience.
Thoroughly researched and challenging content delivered within the ‘Assessment for Learning’ principles improves students’ chances for exam success.