A concise summary of unit one (education) in the English book for baccalaureate students (gateway 2)
Target Vocabulary : education
1 – Types of education :
there are many types of education but the most frequent ones are : Formal , Non-formal, and informal education
- Formal education : refers to the types of learning that are taking place in an educational institution , where there is a syllabus , a teacher and is usually recognised in a qualification or a certificate .
- Non-formal education : it refers to a learning through programs (like formal education ) but it is not usually evaluated and it does not lead to certification .
- Informal education : it refers to any learning resulted from activities related to our daily life .
- Vocational education: Prepares learners for careers or professions related to a specific trade, occupation or vacation
- Special education: Describes an educational alternative that focuses on the teaching of students with special (behavioural, health academic or physical) needs that can not be met using traditional programs or techniques.
- Inclusive education: It is the one that addresses the learning needs of children, youth and adults especially those who vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion
- Gifted education: is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented
- Basic education: The whole range of educational activities taking place in various settings (formal, nonformal and informal) that aim t meet the basic learning needs such as reading, writing and arithmetic
Examples of Education:
- Formal education : Secondary school vocational training workshop-university studies.
- Non-formal education : Evening classes ,literacy classes.
- Informal education : Theater, television, daily life in general .
2 – Collocations
A collocation is a pair of words that generally goes or occurs together .Here are some that are related to education.
Other collocation :
- higher education
- university graduate
- free classes
- learning needs
- mixed classes
- cultural background
- adult illiteracy
Functions / communication: making request
A request is asking someone politely either for something or to do something .
|Making request||Accepting||Declining / refusing|
A : Could you please help me with this exercise ?
B : Yes . of course .
A : Would you mind helping me with this exercise?
B : I am awfully sorry but I am busy now .
Grammar : Gerund and Infinitive
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Writing : Linking words