BACK TO :
SCHOOL: CONTENTS


 

 

 

GAP YEAR

 

ACTIVITIES POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
CARTOONS VIDEOS
INFOGRAPHIC WHAT IS A GAP YEAR?
LISTENING  

(Updated on 11/06/2016)

 

 

WHAT IS A GAP YEAR?

  • "In the professional or career world, a gap year is a year before going to college or University and after finishing high school or taking a year off before going into graduate school after completing a bachelor as an undergraduate. It is also known as a sabbatical year. During this time students may engage in advanced academic courses, extra-academic courses and non-academic courses, such as yearlong pre-college math courses, language studies, learning a trade, art studies, volunteer work, travel, internships, sports and more.Gap years are sometimes urged as a way for students to become independent and learn a great deal of responsibility prior to engaging in university life.[1]"
    (Wikipedia)



  • Gapyear.com "is a gap year social network based in the United Kingdom. Built around a travel community, its members engage in the site through blogs, events, messageboards and photos. It provides advice, ideas and opportunities[1] on everything related to gap years and backpacking,[2] including information on planning your trip,[3] destinations, volunteering,[4] and working abroad.[5] It is also described as a travel advice website."
    (Wikipedia)


  • Gap years
    "A gap year (taking a year out/ a year off/ ...)  between school or college and higher education or a job can be a very exciting, challenging and valuable opportunity. You can be a volonteer abroad, do some work experience to build up your skills, discover new cultures...
    Taking a gap year out can look good on a CV. Some employers may appreciate that you have spent some time overseas (to improve a language, your education, learn new skills, share your knowledge...)"
     
    Gap year dangers / Different points of view 
    (english-pe.over-blog.com)
  • A gap year "is a tradition in which many Europeans engage.  Between their high school graduation and college OR between their college graduation and starting a full time job, these new graduates spend up to a year pursuing interests, trying out new things, and following their heart and passions.  It is the GAP year.  That year between. Some of the links below could help you put a GAP year together for yourself."
    (salisbury.edu)
  • What is a Gap Year? What can I do?
    (eslteachersboard.com)
  • Which gap year type are you?
    "Gappers might be charitable volunteers, nostalgic hippies, sports enthusiasts or even career-minded business types with one eye on their CV. Andy Sharman takes a light hearted look at those seeking a world of adventure."
    (independent.co.uk)
  • Gap years: a lesson in life
    "Today's students are using travel as an education in itself."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

INFOGRAPHIC:

 

LISTENING:

  • Podcast #8: The Benefits of a Gap Year
    "In the last episode of the Growing Leaders Podcast, we interviewed Dan Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. 
    In today’s episode, we discuss the benefits of taking a gap year."

    (growingleaders.com)

 

ACTIVITIES:

  • ESL Activity and Lesson Plan for Discussion About Gap Year for Upper-Intermediate Students
    (hubpages.com)

  • Video Worksheet: Gap Year Students
    "The video worksheet is targeted on Upper-Intermediate level students doing a General English course. Before viewing the students comment on the heading and describe the picture. They look through the questions and say how students can benefit from a gap year. After viewing they answer the questions and participate in the project work arranged by the teacher. They can work in pairs or individually."

    (busyteacher.org)

  • Worksheet: ‘Video Worksheet: Gap Year Students’
    "The video worksheet is targeted on Upper-Intermediate level students doing a General English course. Before viewing the students comment on the heading and describe the picture. They look through the questions and say how students can benefit from a gap year. After viewing they answer the questions and participate in the project work arranged by the teacher. They can work in pairs or individually."

    (englishteachingdaily.com)

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS:

 

CARTOONS:

 

VIDEOS: