Academic readiness

GGEP helps students to get ready for academic success. A greater variety of activities encourages students to use critical thinking skills, such as making inferences or synthesizing information from different texts.

Video in every unit adds a new dimension to the course, and provides an additional springboard for students to think critically. The documentary-style videos use material from the BBC and CBS, providing authentic, high-interest input related to the unit topic.

In the Listening and Speaking strand, the new note-taking skills section provides focused practice on this essential skill in every unit. And the writing syllabus in Reading and Writing has been extended and improved to help students progress from writing coherent sentences to structuring a full essay. The new online Writing Tutor supports students to write independently.

Vocabulary from the Oxford 3000 and Academic Word List is highlighted to help students focus on the most relevant words they need to learn.

Measurable progress

GGEP has an increased focus on measuring student progress. The new progress bar and clearly stated unit objectives motivate students to achieve their language learning goals. Students and teachers can also track their progress online, with new achievement badges that reward students as they complete the online activities.

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 3 months

Difficulty: Basic User (A1)


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    • Architecture: What is your favorite room?
      • Reading 1: There is No Place Like Home (mobile)
      • Skill Review: Underlining and highlighting (mobile)
      • Reading 2: A Tall Man in a Small Space (mobile)
      • Building Vocabulary: Word categories (mobile)
      • Grammar: Prepositions of location (mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Subject-verb agreement in different sentence types (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write about your favorite room (mobile)
    • Architecture: What makes a good home?
      • Listening 1: How Do You Like Your Home? (mobile)
      • Listening Skill: Listening for opinions (mobile)
      • Note-taking Skill: Taking notes on pros and cons (mobile)
      • Listening 2: Housing Problems, Housing Solutions (mobile)
      • Building Vocabulary: Compound nouns (mobile) 
      • Pronunciation: Stress in compound nouns (mobile) 
      • Grammar: Prepositions of location (mobile)
      • Skill Review: Agreeing and disagreeing (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Design a home and give a presentation (mobile)
    • Health Sciences: How can you change an unhealthy habit?
      • Reading 1: When Does a Change Become a Habit?
      • Reading Skill: Identifying pronoun references (mobile)
      • Reading 2: Dr. Lee on Health (mobile)
      • Building Vocabulary: Collocations (mobile)
      • Grammar: Modals can, could, and should (mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Using an editing checklist (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write about how to change an unhealthy habit (mobile)
    • Health Sciences: What do you do to stay healthy?
      • Listening 1: Health Watch (mobile)
      • Listening Skill: Listening for frequency (mobile)
      • Note-taking Skill: Taking notes in a chart (mobile)
      • Listening 2: How Often Do You Work Out? (mobile)
      • Building Vocabulary: Adjectives ending in -ed (mobile)
      • Grammar: Modals can and should (mobile)
      • Pronunciation: Stressing important words (mobile)
      • Speaking Skill: Asking for repetition (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Make and discuss a health survey
    • Urban Planning: Why do people live in cities?
      • Unit Assignment: Write about a city (mobile)
    • Urban Planning: What makes a city special?
    • Developmental Psychology: What events change our lives?
    • Developmental Psychology: What are the most important events in someone’s life?