Difference Between Language And Learning

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1. INTRODUCTION AND JUSTIFICATION
English is the most frequent language that allows communication among people whose native languages are not English. It is used as a “lingua franca” due to globalisation, as a result of the development of technology that allows fast global communication and the increase of travelling to foreign countries. Learning a foreign language, in this case English, gives more opportunities to the students to succeed in academic and work contexts.

This Unit of Work has been designed for a bilingual group of 30 students of the 4th level of the Compulsory Secondary Education. These students are generally 15 and 16 years old. Within this group, there aren’t any students with special educational needs; however, as each student has a different background and goals, this Unit of Work provides students with different activities as well as topics that could cater for all. It is divided into 9 sessions in which students will further develop their skills and fulfil the learners’ needs.

The main topic of this Unit of Work is the differences between cultures. Learning a language does not only mean the acquisition of its structures but, it also means knowing and comprehending its socio-cultural aspects. The topic of this unit will make students aware of the importance of understanding other cultures. Within the unit, students will learn about several aspects of cultures such as greetings, telephone manners, meal times and festivals around the world. They will
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