Curricular Structure

Topics per course


English one: The academic, professional, and personal lives of people from countries in all continents: their routines, study habits, salaries, expenses, liabilities, places where they work, things they possess, challenges and difficulties they face, etc.

Healthy lifestyles: keeping fit, healthy foods, healthy dietary habits, yoga, mental and physical health, etc.

Current educational, technological, and scientific breakthroughs, ideas, and discoveries.

Language learning techniques: using memory well, reviewing notes effectively, using appropriate data sources, using the internet critically, being an autonomous learner, etc.

Current educational, technological, and scientific breakthroughs, ideas, and discoveries.


English two: 

Tourism  and touristic  places from different countries: facts, commercial information, history, descriptions, etc.

Food and eating habits around the world.

Cities, landmarks, and important places around the world.

Important cultural, social, and academic events around the world: festivals,  concerts, conferences (e.g. Climate Change Conference)

Planning a successful academic and professional life.

A combination (or review) of the contents above.


English three: Influential people and their contributions to the world, including environmentalists, philanthropists, political activists, entrepreneurs, etc.

Major historical events in Latin-America and the world

School/Student stress and stress in general: symptoms, biological causes, and treatment.

Being  a  college  student: challenges, peer pressure, social and binge drinking, coping with homework, etc.


English four: Paranormal phenomena and mysteries: UFOs, ghosts, hauntings, reincarnation, myths and legends, etc.

Environmentalism: issues, awareness, and tips.


Movies: genres, plots, adaptations, actors, awards, sagas, etc.


English five:

Uses of technology in science, security, education, medicine, communication, everyday life, etc.

Outdoor recreation;  for  example:  mountain activities (rock climbing, mountain biking); aero activities (gliding); and others.

Brain  fitness:  exercises,  tips,  physical  activity, and cognition.


English six:

Cultural habits from different countries around the world and how they are similar to / different from Colombia: body language, addressing, food, celebrations, dress code, and others.

The world of work: Salaries, dream jobs, job requirements, stressful jobs, entrepreneurship, etc.

Major literary genres: novels, poems, short stories, (graphic) novels, and others.


Interacting with other people from different countries: rituals, rules, expectations, stereotypes, social status, dating and relationships, etc. (Related to first topic above but focused on interacting with others to gain intercultural understanding.)


English seven:

Academic and cultural exchange experiences: scholarships, research and teaching assistantships, summer camps, volunteering overseas, etc.

Travelling abroad: VISAs, airports and flights, immigration, required vaccinations, travel plans, managing local currency, travel tips, etc.

Sports: outstanding people, events, rules, gear, etc.

Studying abroad: types of courses and programs, requirements, educational environments, challenges and difficulties, etc.


English eight: The world of work: contracting, working in teams, multinational corporations, salaries, managing work relationships and stress, liabilities, etc.

Job hunting: career advice, preparing for an interview, writing a good CV, reflecting upon personal profile, and others.

Skills  employers  expect  from  university graduates: leadership, initiative, time management, problem solving, and others.

Celebrities and social causes: sportsmen, actors, artists, musicians, etc.

Última actualización: Jueves, Abril 14, 2016 07:46 PM