Syllabi

BCC Intensive English Program – Grade Seven

Course Syllabus for Semester 1 / 2013-2014Course Objectives:

This course is an outcomes-based, English language enrichment course designed to develop and consolidate students’ skills in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Specific course objectives include:

  • To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning, using English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with others in the school context and in the broader community.

  • To extend students’ competence and confidence in using English in a range of demanding and challenging contexts.

  • To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

  • To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.

  • To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.

Coursebook

English in Mind – Book 1 (Herbert Puchta and Jeff Stranks, 2010)

Teaching – Learning Materials and Resources

Student coursebook; workbook; support and assistance of Thai Language Teachers; flashcards; audio cassettes; supplementary video cassettes; materials to complete projects and activities (construction paper, coloured markers, paint etc); overhead projector; television; video; cassette/CD player.

Course Schedule

Week 1: May 13 - 17

Introduction/Getting to know you
Distribution of materials and ice-breaking activities.

Week 2: May 20 24 / Week 3: May 27 - 31

Unit 1: Free time
Student Book pages 6-13
What do you do with your free time?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about hobbies and clubs. They will talk about their free time activities and about their likes and dislikes.

Students will study present simple; positive and negative and questions and short answers. They will also study like + ing.

Week 4: June 3 7 / Week 5: 10-14

Unit 2: Helping other people
Student Book pages 14-21
Are you a volunteer?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about volunteer activities. They will also talk about activities happening now, housework, and arranging to meet and making plans.

Students will study present continuous for activities happening now. They will also study the difference between present simple and present continuous.

Week 6: June 17 22 / Week 7: June 24 - 28

Unit 3: Who is your hero?
Student Book pages 24-31
Who is your hero?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about heroes. They will talk about past events, and they will talk about when and where they were born.

Students will study past simple, the verb to be, and regular verbs; positive and negative. They will also study was born and were born.

Week 8: July 1 - 5

IEP Mid-terms

Week 9: July 8 12 / Week 10: July 15 - 19

Unit 4: Making friends
Student Book pages 32-39
Who are your friends?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about friendships. They will learn to ask about the past, and retell stories.

Students will study past simple; regular and irregular verbs, questions and short answers.

Week 11: July 22 26 / Week 12: July 29 - Aug.2

Unit 5: Successful people
Student Book pages 42-49
What is the meaning of success?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about the meaning of success. They will talk about obligations, describe job requirements, and talk about people and their jobs.

Students will study have to and don't have to.

Week 13: Aug. 5 9 / Week 14: Aug. 12 16 / Week 15: Aug. 19 - 23

Unit 6: Eat for life
Student Book pages 50-57
What do you like to eat?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about food. They will talk about food and fitness, and good places to eat.

Students will study countable and uncountable nouns; a and an, some and any, and much and many.

Week 16: Aug. 26 - 30

Review Week for End of Semester 1.

Week 17: Sept. 2 - 6
IEP End of Semester Exams

Week 18: Sept. 9 - 13
Reading/Project/Activity Week.

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 BCC Intensive English Program – Grade Seven

Course Syllabus for Semester 2 / 2013-2014

Course Objectives:

This course is an outcomes-based, English language enrichment course designed to develop and consolidate students’ skills in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Specific course objectives include:

  • To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning, using English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with others in the school context and in the broader community.

  • To extend students’ competence and confidence in using English in a range of demanding and challenging contexts.

  • To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

  • To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.

  • To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.

Coursebook

English in Mind – Book 1 (Herbert Puchta and Jeff Stranks, 2010)

Teaching – Learning Materials and Resources

Student coursebook; workbook; support and assistance of Thai Language Teachers; flashcards; audio cassettes; supplementary video cassettes; materials to complete projects and activities (construction paper, coloured markers, paint etc); overhead projector; television; video; cassette/CD player.

Course Schedule

Week 1: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 / Week 2: Nov. 4 - 8

Unit 8: We're going on holiday
Student Book pages 68-75
Do you like to travel?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about vacations. They will talk about making arrangements, and discuss holiday plans.

Students will study present continuous for future arrangements.

Week 3: Nov. 11 15 / Week 4: Nov. 18 - 22

Unit 9: It'll never happen
Student Book pages 78-85
What will happen in the future?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about future predictions. They will make future predictions, and talk about their lives in the future.

Students will study will and won’t for making future predictions.

Week 5: Nov. 25.29

Review Week for IEP Midterms.

Week 6: Dec. 2 - 6

IEP Mid-Terms

Week 7: Dec. 9 – 13 / Week 8: Dec. 16 - 20

Unit 10: Don’t give up
Student Book pages 86-93
What is the weather like today?

Students will listen to audio about survival and weather. They will learn to describe actions and weather.

Students will study too + adjective and adverbs.

Week 8 will also include time for Christmas projects.
Christmas Break is December 22 – January 1.

Week 9: Dec. 23 - 27

Christmas Break
Students return Jan. 2.

Week 10: Dec. 30 - Jan. 3

Reading/Project/Activity Week. Healthy Eating.

Week 11: Jan. 6 – 10 / Week12: Jan. 13 17 / Week 13: Jan 20 - 24

Unit 13: Travelers’ tales
Student Book pages 114-121
What country is the best place to visit?

Students will read text and listen to audio about customs around the world. Students will give tourist advice, and learn to describe people.

Students will study should/shouldn't, and What is it like?

Week 14: Jan. 27 - 31

Review Week for IEP Exams.

Week 15: Feb. 3 - 7

IEP Exams

Week 16: Feb. 10 - 14

Reading/Project/Activity Week. Global Warming.

Week 17: Feb. 17 - 21

Main School Exams.

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 BCC Intensive English Program – Grade Eight

Course Syllabus for Semester 1 / 2013-2014

Course Objectives:

This course is an outcomes-based, English language enrichment course designed to develop and consolidate students’ skills in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Specific course objectives include:

  • To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning, using English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with others in the school context and in the broader community.

  • To extend students’ competence and confidence in using English in a range of demanding and challenging contexts.

  • To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

  • To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.

  • To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.

Coursebook

English in Mind – Book 2 (Herbert Puchta and Jeff Stranks, 2010)

Teaching – Learning Materials and Resources

Student coursebook; workbook; support and assistance of Thai Language Teachers; flashcards; audio cassettes; supplementary video cassettes; materials to complete projects and activities (construction paper, coloured markers, paint etc); overhead projector; television; video; cassette/CD player.

Course Schedule

Week 1: May 13 - 17

Introduction/Getting to know you
Distribution of materials and ice-breaking activities.

Week 2: May 20 24 / Week 3: May 27 - 31

Unit 1: Great idea!
Student Book pages 6-13
What is the greatest invention in history?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about famous inventions. They will talk about past activities and they will also discuss music.

Students will study past continuous, and compare past continuous with past simple. They will learn to use when and while.

Week 4: June 3 7 / Week 5: June 10 – 15

Unit 2: He ran faster.
Student Book pages 14-21
What is your favorite sport?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about sports activities. And we’ll talk about sports and learn to make comparisons and apologize for mistakes.

Students will study comparative and superlative adjectives, intensifiers with comparatives, not as…as…, adverbs and comparative adverbs.

Week 6: June 17 22 / Week 7: June 24 - 28

Unit 3: Our world
Student Book pages 24-31
Do you care about the environment?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about natural resources, environmental problems, and conservation. They will discuss environmental problems and what they think will happen in the future.

Students will study will and won’t, may and might, and if/unless + first conditional.

Week 8: July 1 - 5

IEP Mid-terms

Week 9: July 8 12 / Week 10: July 15 - 19

Unit 4: Holiday or vacation?
Student Book pages 32-39
Do you like to travel?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about vacations. They will talk about recent holiday events.

Students will study question tags, present perfect simple, and just/already/yet.

Week 11: July 22 26 / Week 12: July 29 - Aug.2

Unit 5: Growing up
Student Book pages 42-49
Are you an adult?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about growing up. They will talk about ceremonies, and asking for permission to do things they want to do. They will also learn how to retell stories.

Students will study present simple passive, let/be allowed to.

Week 13: Aug. 5 9 / Week 14: Aug. 12 16 / Week 15: Aug. 19 - 23

Unit 6: Have fun!
Student Book pages 50-57
What do you do to have fun?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about having fun, and they will talk about the things they think are funny. They will talk about unfinished situations, different points of view, and the many ways people can have fun.

Students will study present perfect simple, and they will study the difference between for and since.

Week 16: Aug. 26 - 30

Review Week for IEP Exams.

Week 17: Sept. 2 - 6

IEP Exams.

Week 18: Sept. 9 - 13

Reading/Project/Activity Week.

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 BCC Intensive English Program – Grade Eight

Course Syllabus for Semester 2 / 2013-2014

Course Objectives:

This course is an outcomes-based, English language enrichment course designed to develop and consolidate students’ skills in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Specific course objectives include:

  • To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning, using English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with others in the school context and in the broader community.

  • To extend students’ competence and confidence in using English in a range of demanding and challenging contexts.

  • To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

  • To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.

  • To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.

Coursebook

English in Mind – Book 2 (Herbert Puchta and Jeff Stranks, 2010)

Teaching – Learning Materials and Resources

Student coursebook; workbook; support and assistance of Thai Language Teachers; flashcards; audio cassettes; supplementary video cassettes; materials to complete projects and activities (construction paper, coloured markers, paint etc); overhead projector; television; video; cassette/CD player.

Course Schedule

Week 1: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 / Week 2: Nov. 4 - 8

Unit 7: Disaster!
Student Book pages 60-67
Do you sometimes read about terrible events in the newspaper?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about all kinds of disasters. They will learn to exchange information about past events, describe dreams, and talk about natural disasters and environmental issues.

Students will study past simple passive, a, an, the, and zero article.

Week 3: Nov. 11 15 / Week 4: Nov. 18 - 22

Unit 8: Ways of living
Student Book pages 68-75
What is your dream house like?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about different kinds of homes. Students will describe their town, country and home. They will also learn to talk about future plans.

They will study too much/too many, not enough, will, and going to.

Week 5: Nov. 25.29

Review Week for IEP Midterms.

Week 6: Dec. 2 - 6

IEP Midterms

Week 7: Dec. 9 – 13 / Week 8: Dec. 16 - 20

Unit 9: Your mind
Student Book pages 78-85
Do you have a healthy brain?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about multiple intelligences. They will talk about what they think helps them learn best, and they will discuss their talents and abilities.

Students will study determiners; everyone/no one/someone, etc. students will also study must, must not, and don’t have to.

Week 8 will also include time for Christmas projects.
Christmas Break is December 22 – January 1.

Week 9: Dec. 23 - 27

Christmas Break
Students return Jan. 2.

Week 10: Dec. 30 - Jan. 3

Reading/Project/Activity Week. Healthy Eating.

Week 11: Jan. 6 – 10 / Week12: Jan. 13 17 / Week 13: Jan 20 - 24

Unit 10: Music makers
Student Book pages 86-93
What kind of music do you like?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about different types of music. They will describe recently completed and unfinished actions, give advice, and talk about music and becoming a pop star.

Students will study present perfect continuous and compare it to present perfect simple.

Week 14: Jan. 27 - 31

Review Week for IEP Exams.

Week 15: Feb. 3 - 7

IEP Exams

Week 16: Feb. 10 - 14

Reading/Project/Activity Week. Global warming.

Week 17: Feb. 17 - 21

Main School Exams.

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 BCC Intensive English Program – Grade Nine

Course Syllabus for Semester 1 / 2013-2014

Course Objectives:

This course is an outcomes-based, English language enrichment course designed to develop and consolidate students’ skills in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Specific course objectives include:

  • To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning, using English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with others in the school context and in the broader community.

  • To extend students’ competence and confidence in using English in a range of demanding and challenging contexts.

  • To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

  • To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.

  • To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.

Coursebook

English in Mind – Book 3 (Herbert Puchta and Jeff Stranks, 2010)

Teaching – Learning Materials and Resources

Student coursebook; workbook; support and assistance of Thai Language Teachers; flashcards; audio cassettes; supplementary video cassettes; materials to complete projects and activities (construction paper, coloured markers, paint etc); overhead projector; television; video; cassette/CD player.

Course Schedule

Week 1: May 13 - 17

Introduction/Getting to know you
Distribution of materials and ice-breaking activities.

Week 2: May 20 24 / Week 3: May 27 - 31

Unit 1: Communication
Student Book pages 6-13
How do you communicate?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about different methods of communication. Students will talk about impressive things they have done, and discuss animal communication

Students will study past simple and compare it to present perfect simple.

Week 4: June 3 7 / Week 5: June 10 – 15

Unit 2: A true friend
Student Book pages 14-21
Who are your real friends?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about friendships. Students will retell stories, discuss loyalty, and discuss meeting new people and making friends.

Students will study past simple, and past continuous. They will study time conjunctions; as/then/as soon as. They will study past simple and compare it to past perfect simple.

Week 6: June 17 22 / Week 7: June 24 - 28

Unit 3: A working life
Student Book pages 24-31
What do you want to be when you grow up?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about jobs and job interviews. Students will have conversations using how long; they will give advice, and participate in a job role-play.

Students will study present perfect simple and compare it to present perfect continuous. Students will study had better/should/ought to.

Week 8: July 1 - 5

IEP Mid-terms

Week 9: July 8 12 / Week 10: July 15 - 19

Unit 4: Live forever!
Student Book pages 32-39
What do you think will happen in the future?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about long life, living forever, and what will happen in the future. Students will talk about things that make people live longer, stressful situations, and discussing future predictions.

Students will study future predictions; first conditional, if and unless.

Week 11: July 22 26 / Week 12: July 29 - Aug.2

Unit 5: Reality TV
Student Book pages 42-49
Can you believe what you see on TV?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about radio, television, films and other kinds of media. Students will talk about TV, films, books and websites.

Students will study make/let/be allowed to; and modal verbs of obligation, prohibition and permission.

Week 13: Aug. 5 9 / Week 14: Aug. 12 16 / Week 15: Aug. 19 - 23

Unit 6: Survival
Student Book pages 50-57
Will you survive?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about things that will happen in the future.

Students will study present passive and past passive, present perfect passive, future passive, and causative passive.

Week 16: Aug. 26 - 30

Review Week for IEP Exams.

Week 17: Sept. 2 - 6

IEP Exams.

Week 18: Sept. 9 - 13

Reading/Project/Activity Week.

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 BCC Intensive English Program – Grade Nine

Course Syllabus for Semester 2 / 2013-2014

Course Objectives:

This course is an outcomes-based, English language enrichment course designed to develop and consolidate students’ skills in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Specific course objectives include:

  • To encourage students to be active and constructive in their own learning, using English as a tool to create meaning, seek knowledge, and to interact effectively with others in the school context and in the broader community.

  • To extend students’ competence and confidence in using English in a range of demanding and challenging contexts.

  • To integrate learning English with other areas of the College curriculum.

  • To encourage students to become responsible, independent, reflective learners.

  • To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation amongst students.

Coursebook

English in Mind – Book 3 (Herbert Puchta and Jeff Stranks, 2010)

Teaching – Learning Materials and Resources

Student coursebook; workbook; support and assistance of Thai Language Teachers; flashcards; audio cassettes; supplementary video cassettes; materials to complete projects and activities (construction paper, coloured markers, paint etc); overhead projector; television; video; cassette/CD player.

Course Schedule

Week 1: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 / Week 2: Nov. 4 - 8

Unit 7: Good and evil
Student Book pages 60-67
Do you like computer games?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about video games. Students will discuss their favorite games.

Students will study gerunds and infinitives.

Week 3: Nov. 11 15 / Week 4: Nov. 18 - 22

Unit 8: Be honest!
Student Book pages 68-75
Where do you want to go?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about honesty, telling lies, and unlikely situations, and things they wish they could change.

Students will study second conditional, and I wish and If only for present situations.

Week 5: Nov. 25.29

Review Week for IEP Midterms.

Week 6: Dec. 2 - 6

IEP Mid-Terms

Week 7: Dec. 9 – 13 / Week 8: Dec. 16 - 20

Unit 9: The truth is out there!
Student Book pages 78-85
What do you think really happened?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about famous mysteries. Students will compare two versions of the same story, discuss conspiracy theories, and have a debate about strange creatures.

Students will study linkers of contrast; however/although/even though/in spite of/despite; and modal verbs of deduction.

Week 8 will include time for Christmas projects.
Christmas Break is December 22 – January 1.

Week 9: Dec. 23 - 27

Christmas Break
Students return Jan. 2.

Week 10: Dec. 30 - Jan. 3

Reading/Project/Activity Week. Healthy Eating.

Week 11: Jan. 6 – 10 / Week12: Jan. 13 17 / Week 13: Jan 20 - 24

Unit 10: Mysterious places
Student Book pages 86-93
What do you think really happened here?

Students will read texts and listen to audio about mysterious places. They will discuss photographs of mysterious places, ask indirect questions, and tell stories.

Students will study modal verbs of deduction, and indirect questions.

Week 14: Jan. 27 - 31

Review Week for IEP Exams.

Week 15: Feb. 3 - 7

IEP Exams

Week 16: Feb. 10 - 14

Reading/Project/Activity Week. Global Warming.

Week 17: Feb. 17 - 21

Main School Exams.

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