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  • Super Minds

    British English Second Edition

    Super Minds is back and is super charged! From the same renowned author team, the second edition is thoroughly updated, enhanced and ready to teach your students so much more than English. Aligned to the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework, the course has a particular focus on developing critical and creative thinking skills, as well as three key cognitive control functions for young learners. Students enjoy exciting adventures with the intrepid characters, with creative projects, authentic CLIL projects and extensive skills practice along the way to B1. The second edition is supported by a comprehensive and enriching digital package in Cambridge One, including big screen style animations and Practice Extra for home use.

    Product Details

    Authors: Herbert Puchta, Günter Gerngross, Peter Lewis-Jones
    CEFR Levels: A0 - B1

      Key Features  

    Accompany your students on exciting adventures with the intrepid characters, as they enjoy creative projects, authentic CLIL content and flexible skills practice.
    Aligned to the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework, the course has a particular focus on developing critical and creative thinking skills, as well as three key cognitive control functions for young learners.
    Energise your classroom with the comprehensive digital package on Cambridge One, including big-screen quality animated videos, interactive games and extra online practice for class or home.

    Super Minds is part of a learning experience that could only come from Cambridge

    It's shaped by unique insights from our extensive research and expertise, all to enable teachers to do what they do best - teach - and learners to reach their full potential.

      Insights  

    The thinking course revisited 

    A course that combines the very best of rich classroom experience with contemporary pedagogical research.

    Experienced author team

    Herbert Puchta and his team possess a deep understanding of the learning needs of Primary students, as well as profound knowledge of classroom practice and the challenges faced by teachers. Watch Herbert Puchta giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of the creation of Super Minds Second Edition.

    Watch video here

    Creative and critical thinking

    The Cambridge Life Competencies Framework underpins the creative and critical thinking strands of Super Minds Second Edition. The framework examines social, emotional and cognitive skills at different stages of the learning journey.

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    Proven success

    Super Minds is much loved by millions of learners in over 70 countries. Since its publication, we have carried out extensive research to find out what teachers and learners love about the course, and what could be updated and made even better.

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      Content  

    Making learning English an adventure 

    Thoroughly updated and enhanced, Super Minds Second Edition is full of new, varied content to motivate and excite young learners.

    Cinema in your classroom!

    Power your students' learning all the way towards B1 with the wealth of audio digital content, including exciting adventure stories worthy of the big screen!

    Watch a story video here

    Making grammar fun

    Children will love learning grammar with the Language Focus sections and videos featuring the hilarious characters Penny the Penguin, Greg the Gecko and Leo the Leopard.

    Watch a Language Focus video here

    Reflecting the real world

    Brand new CLIL content throughout the course is designed to mirror topics students will be studying in their first language. Documentary-style videos help to bring this content to life.

     

    Watch a Think and Learn video here

    Digital Packs on Cambridge One

    All the teaching and learning materials are easily accessible, on any device, on our digital platform. The Teacher's Pack gives you Presentation Plus, test generator and a range of resources. Students have Practice Extra - a motivational learning path with bite-sized original activities, games and brain breaks along the way.

    Watch the Cambridge One walkthrough

     

      Results  

    Real super minds! 

    Young learners develop the skills needed for successful language learning and beyond.

    Creative and critical thinkers

    The creative and critical thinking strands have been updated and developed in line with the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework. Activities are mapped to the framework and explained in the Teacher's Book, helping you create curious and determined lifelong learners.

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    Cognitive control

    To learn a language successfully, students need to be in control of their own learning and themselves. To manage this, the brain uses cognitive control functions. Activities have been designed to enhance the three core areas of learners' cognitive control functions: working memory, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility.

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