"Edinburgh" is part of the "English Speaking cities" projects. These projects can be done either following a pre-established order or without following it. There are activities to do individually, in pairs or in groups of 2 / 3 people. Teamwork is really important in this series of projects because they have to work collaboratively to produce the challenge of each of the projects. If you wish to read a liitle bit more about the importance of teaching your students teamwork, click on the following link: importance of teamwork.
Each unit is student-centred and has several points of interest:
- In each project, students have to accomplish a task, which is different in each project. There is a visit to an English-speaking city in every project and each session of work is designed to happen in a famous landmark of the city.
- There is also a challenge, where they have to collaboratively design Google Sites with information about each of the cities they are visiting. They are expected to actively work with information and communication technologies. They have to complete a Google Site with certain information about the city that students have to search on the Internet.
- Students also have to complete a learning diary, using a personal blog where they have to reflect on the different contents they are working on, they have to upload the different audios and videos they produce, and they have to share the link to the Google Site of their project.
Apart from this project-based approach, each unit is also focused on different vocabulary, grammar structures and text types. There are several tasks to work on the different skills: listening, writing, reading and speaking to satisfactorily achieve every goal from a linguistic point of view.
To sum it up, they are going to work on all the contents of the syllabus of their level with a project-based learning orientation.
All the sections published in this guide for teachers are referred to the "Edinburgh" project.