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GAP YEAR

 

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INFOGRAPHIC WHAT IS A GAP YEAR?
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(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)
  • Why More College Students May Want to Consider a ‘Gap Year’ - Text + Audio - 27 May 2017
    "In European countries, it is common for young people to take a year between when they complete their secondary education and start taking college classes. Now more and more Americans are considering this possibility as well because of the many benefits it provides."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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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)

 

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