FLASH on English is an English course aimed at students in the 14 to 17 age range. The fundamental language objective is for them to learn English in a non-jargon form, as it is spoken today on a daily basis. Added to this, the aims are to help them acquire a greater sense of the historical, geographical, scientific and environmental background of the anglophone world, to offer an intensive exploration of the rich literary expression in Anglo-American culture and to provide a stimulating introduction to cross-curricular topics in the Culture, CLIL and Literature sections.
FLASH on English offers an extremely coherent learning pathway subdivided into units. Each unit begins with two waves of content presentation on four pages. First, a descriptive or informative text introduces the new structures and the new vocabulary along with relative practice exercises. This is followed by a dialogue between the characters of a story which expands on the structure and lexis, develops the communicative functions and provides further opportunity for practice. There follows a vocabulary workshop or a listening workshop page in the Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate levels, and a Use of English practice page in the Upper Intermediate level. A grammar focus page presents new structures and offers practical activities. The last two pages of each unit are skills pages that focus on Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing through excerpts taken from novels, comedies, poems, history chapters, discussions about the environment, and so on.