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 (A2)


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    • Marketing: Why does something become popular? 
      • Reading 1: Unusual Ideas to Make a Buzz (mobile) 
      • Reading Skill: Identifying the main idea of a paragraph (mobile)
      • Reading 2: How Do You Decide? (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Word families (mobile)
      • Grammar: Present continuous (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write a descriptive paragraph
    • Architecture: what are current trends in architecture?
      • Note-taking Skill: Identifying key words (mobile) 
      • Listening 1: Modern Architecture (mobile)
      • Listening Skill: Listening for main ideas (mobile)
      • Listening 2: Sustainable Architecture (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Collocations: nouns and verbs (mobile)
      • Grammar: The present continuous (mobile) 
      • Pronunciation: Interjections and intonation (mobile)
      • Speaking Skill: Drawing attention to main ideas
    • Psychology: How do colors affect the way we feel?
      • Reading 1: How Colors Make Us Think and Feel (mobile)
      • Reading Skill: Getting meaning from context (mobile)
      • Reading 2: The Importance of Color in Business (mobile)
      • Vocabulary Skill: Suffixes (mobile)
      • Writing Skill: Brainstorming
      • Grammar: Future with will (mobile)
      • Unit Assignment: Write a proposal for a business
    • Psychology: How can colors be useful?
    • Social Psychology: What does it mean to be polite?
    • Behavioral Science: Why are good manners important?
    • Sociology: What makes a competition unfair?
    • Game Studies: How can games compare to real life?
      • Writing Skill: Writing a descriptive paragraph (mobile)