Compass is a culture-themed course designed for adult students of general English. It can be used as the sole focus of a general English programme, or alternatively as a project-based thread running alongside other content. It will contain twelve one-and-a-half-hour lessons which complement each other. Each lesson plan is accompanied by a detailed set of teacher’s notes.
Lizzie Pinard introduces a series of cultural lessons for adults at an upper intermediate level. This article provides information about the series and guidance on how to use the teacher’s notes.
In this article, Lizzie Pinard explains the theory behind the teaching approaches used in Compass and offers advice on how to use them effectively.
In this lesson, students watch a video about culture shock, discuss what culture means to them and practise asking and answering interview questions.
The second lesson of this new series from award-winning author Lizzie Pinard.
The third lesson of this new series from award-winning author Lizzie Pinard.
In this listening lesson, students are encouraged to express their opinions.
In this fifth lesson, students discuss different attitudes to culture.
In this sixth lesson, students ask different questions about culture.
In this seventh lesson, students learn how to prepare for interviews.
In this eighth lesson, students learn to deal with awkward situations when interviewing people.
In this ninth lesson, students practice listening for meaning and learn how stories are structured.
In this tenth lesson, students practice preparing interview data for presentation.
In this eleventh lesson, students learn the language needed for effective group work.
In this final lesson, students complete their projects.