English for Starters is an English course for Primary and Preparatory level students in Syria. This level is for Grade 8. Each level of English for Starters includes a Students' Book, two cassettes with listening material, Activity Book and Teacher's Book. These materials are based on the General Framework and Outcomes of English Curricula in Syria, where this language is regarded as a foreign language. The English for Starters materials have approached these skills in an integrated way in terms of the tasks and activities for both learners and teachers. Therefore, the outcomes appearing at the beginning of each unit harmonise with and are relevant to the integrity of these skills and interactivity between learners and teachers. What the course provides English for Starters provides a wide range of regional and international topic-based content, both traditional and modern, which is designed to appeal to the educational needs and interests of lower secondary students. The course also builds on and broadens students' general knowledge, through text-based work within the topics, and vocabulary development. The Did you know? boxes present interesting and unusual facts, which the students can collect and add to with their own ideas. The Students' Book is divided into six modules, each focusing on a particular theme. Each module contains two units, which develop the theme in different ways. At the end of each module there is a project.
It is the second edition. The size is very small compared to the quality. WB, Audio and teacher's guide will be posted soon.