Compass is an English language teaching bilingual project, specially designed for fully bilingual schools or those aspiring to become one. It blends the best practices of ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) to grant effective language learning for 21st-century students.
Compass Language Log provides explict grammar and vocabulary instruction, methodical development of the four skills and a strong focus on speaking practice. The Language Log also features a video story in which recurring characters explore each topic question.
Each Language Log comprises nine topics of twelve lessons: two each of vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening and speaking, plus one writing lesson and a project.
Language Log Starter characteristics:
• There are 14 lessons per topic instead of 12. The two new lessons are for phonics.
• Videos are not for teaching of vocabulary, but for the non-fiction texts. They show a
storyteller narrating the stories of the Captain.
• All the non-fiction texts tell stories of the Captain and his pet Davy before the Captain
got trapped in the compass.
• The Language Log Teacher’s Guide includes two printable worksheets for Vocabulary,
Grammar and Phonics.