English For Success

English For Success is an award-winning, research-based, English language learning course for students who need to use English in school, including content areas like math, science, geography and history. This pioneering course has been honored by the French Ministry of Education. Update: As of October 2011, English For Success has been revised and expanded, with 10 additional units. This expanded course prepares students for a full academic curriculum in English. New subject areas include: Ancient History, Economics, Politics and Psychology.

  • 11 - 17
  • Basic - Upper Intermediate
  • School subjects and school situations
  • Neuroscientific approach to language learning
  • Scope and sequence systematically develops language concepts
  • Reliable, easy-to-use interface
  • Voice Record and Speech Recognition
  • Adjusts content to student performance
  • 4-Skills sequence: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Glossary and Help Screens
  • Placement and Mastery Tests
  • Teacher's Guide with Suggestions and Worksheets
  • Award-winning Records Manager
  • Intelligent Tutor
  • Teacher Training and Support
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This course prepares students to use English at school and in school subject areas like math, science, and history. It teaches the language of classroom presentations, explanations, questions, homework and tests. Its multisensory, interactive approach has significant advantages over text-based presentations. With increased English language proficiency, your students will show test gains in all subject areas.

English For Success gives students the English language skills they need to succeed - not just in their English class - but in all of their classes and with their acquaintances at school.

English For Success is really three courses in one, with each reinforcing the other:

  1. A General English Course that focuses on people, places, weather and daily activities, etc.
  2. A Social and Situational Language Course that focuses on typical school and telephone conversations among friends.
  3. A Subject Preparation Course that develops the English language framework and vocabulary necessary for students to participate and succeed in all subject areas.

Content Summary

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5
Math 1, people & things, introductions, activities, grammar review, and more Science 1, occupations, schedules, question practice, and more Geography 1, classification, map and directions, occupations, and more English 1, weather & activities, street directions, family, & more Math 2, transportation, prices, food, locations & places of business
Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 10
Science 2, activities, schedules, calendar, telephone, likes & ability Geography 2, seasons, offers & promises, past, & more English 2, times of day, future, food preferences, and more World History 1, times of life, past & future, and more Math 3, purpose & use, possibility, places & their function or purpose
Unit 11 Unit 12 Unit 13 Unit 14 Unit 15
Science 3: waves, sound and light, present perfect, conditionals, suggestions, continents & more Earth Science 1, anatomy (head), causal relations, time clauses, purpose & more World History 2, sports, expressing needs, duration and sequence, conditionals & more Math 4, graphs, anatomy (internal organs), present perfect, instructions and decisions, modals & more English 3, literature, reported speech, scale of certainty and expectation, past perfect & more
Unit 16 Unit 17 Unit 18 Unit 19 Unit 20
Science: Biology, food and nutrition, cause, effect, dependence, clauses, sentence ordering & more World History 3, infinitives and gerunds, anatomy (body systems), temporal sequence, expressing opinion, purpose Political science, government, literature, conditionals, causal sequences, clauses & more Economics, job categories, explaining emotions, related changes, conditionals, modals & more Psychology, global issues, related changes, clauses, conditionals, infinitives, gerunds & more

Lesson Types

This award-winning program is designed especially for ages 11-17. It prepares students to use English in school and in school subject areas like math, science, geography and history.

Each unit has 5 lesson types, including Warm-Up, School Life, School Subjects, Language Extension, and Speaking Up. Key vocabulary and grammar are introduced and recycled throughout in a carefully structured sequence designed to help students acquire the English language skills they need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

warm-up2 warm-up1 Warm-Up Lessons use pictures to present and extend the grammar and vocabulary of daily life. Sample topics include the seasons of the year, weather, transportation, descriptions of people and things, and occupations. The Grammar Focus section of the lesson gives students practice with key structures used within the lesson.
schlife-1 School-Life Lessons focus on conversational English in and around school. The main characters are a girl, age 16, and her brother, age 13. The setting is at an International School, with students from a variety of backgrounds. In addition, some lessons have special topics, such as a school lunch menu, a school map, and class schedules.
sch-sub-geo sch-sub-hist School-Subject Lessons rotate through various subject areas, including math, science, geography, world history, and English. Key vocabulary and grammar are developed and recycled in the context of each subject area.
sch-sub-sci-1 Students learn to understand the language of explanation, giving examples, classification, comparisons, numbers, and question formation.
world-talk-1 World Talk Cards & Language Extension Lessons present general topics such as preferences, weather, occupations, and places of business. The language is presented in a game-like format and is followed up with comprehension questions and Grammar Focus exercises.
speaking-up Speaking-Up Lessons give students the chance to take advantage of Speech Recognition technology to practice their speaking. These motivating exercises provide additional repetitions of key vocabulary, grammar, and important phrases introduced and practiced in earlier lessons.