Junior Academic Discovery at SBC Canford
SBC Canford | Ages 8 – 11
For students of an Upper-Intermediate level of English and above, we offer an alternative to general English language lessons with our Junior Academic Discovery course. The course develops language learning through the study of subjects such as History, Geography, English Literature and Science. This learning approach simultaneously teaches both the English language and the vocabulary, grammar and language skills connected to a variety of subjects. Students develop both their confidence and their ability to speak in English about a number of subjects they study at school.
Students will study a varied programme, from famous works of literature to interesting historical events, all through the same communicative approach used in our General English lessons. Students are encouraged to be creative and engage in classroom discussions, debates, improvisation and topic-based activities. These lessons focus on communicating so that the students activate what has been learned through communicating with classmates.
We believe that students learn best when they are actively applying language in practice. For this reason, our lessons are designed to be communicative. This ensures our students are constantly using English in an interactive way and not only developing their language skills but their confidence in using English too.
Throughout the course, students will take part in a range of engaging tasks, as well as weekly projects. Example projects include presentations, class competitions, drama pieces, team challenges and creative writing exercises.
In this module, Junior Academic Discovery students will look at early explorers and discover what these explorers contributed to the world. Through critical thinking exercises that encourage students to imagine the world both before and after geographical and scientific discoveries, students will broaden their awareness of what important events have influenced the modern world.
In Junior Academic Discovery’s Creative Writing and Storytelling module, students will learn how to write an engaging short story. Through studying exemplary literary works, students will produce short stories which feature the classic structure of the short story, from exposition to denouement.
In this module, students will look at how people living in the 17th-century understood science, and what major scientific breakthroughs have been made since. Students will also discover what remedies the Tudors used in their medicine, and research the effectiveness of these remedies.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.