Richmond Now You! is a four-level English Secondary course which takes students from A1 to B1+ of the Common European Framework. The course features an eclectic approach which takes the best of the latest developments in ELT teaching methodology and carefully interweaves them within a communicative framework.
Elements of the course which help to streamline the learning and teaching experience. They increase learning efficiency and evolve alongside the students’ cognitive development. This in turn motivates the children to connect with the learning process.
Personalisation exercises throughout the course make every student the focus of their own learning journey and help to consolidate language and skills. Learning to learn tools provide students with tips and tricks for more effective learning.
In every level of the course the student is accompanied by three vloggers who introduce the context of each unit in their Vlogs. The vloggers also narrate the Culture videos, creating a cultural link between the unit content and the wider world.
There are many tools at the teacher’s disposal for implementing Flipped Learning with Richmond NOW YOU!, such as the fun Grammar animations which accompany every grammar point and table. The Vlogs and culture videos with their worksheets also present a great opportunity for introducing the lesson content outside of the classroom.
Multi-student project tasks are staged across two units and brought together in a final task. Students recap on the project tasks, prepare for a presentation and focus on 21st century skills. Students are also asked to think carefully about the format of the project and to evaluate themselves and their peers, encouraging Collaborative Learning.
Reading content is further explored with speaking tasks, in which students focus on and discuss a specific core value.
Info-gap pairwork activities for each unit are presented at the end of the book. They combine unit content with CEFR mediation strategies.
The Review pages at the end of each book combine course content with external exam practice questions, ensuring students are familiar with the format and can apply their knowledge in an exam context.