Touchstone Second edition is an innovative four-level American English course for adults and young adults, taking students from beginning (A1) to intermediate (B2) level. Touchstone uses a corpus-informed syllabus ensuring students are learning the language that people really use. Activities include a strong focus on inductive learning, personalized practice, and encouraging learner autonomy. Student's Book, Level 3B, includes Units 7-12 of Level 3 Student's Book and is at the low intermediate CEFR level (A2-B1).
Transformation and Empowerment through Education challenges the normalisation of Western discourses as the optimal choice for empowering education. The book aims to reconstruct our relationship with education and employs contemporary theories in order to understand some of the most persistent phenomena in contemporary education and its role in our lives. Written by professionals with experience of a wide range of academic and institutional conventions and traditions, and from diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, this book effectively presents a global perspective on educational practices, both inside and outside the classroom. The range of topics covered includes equity, access, inclusivity, social justice, leadership and the internationalisation of teaching. This book, based on empirical studies using key methodologies, is ideal for academics and postgraduate researchers interested in critical pedagogy, educational studies and educational linguistics, as well as educators and policymakers around the world.
Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment. The Pre-intermediate Student's Book gives learners an immediate sense of purpose and clear learning objectives. It provides core grammar and vocabulary input alongside a mix of skills. Speaking lessons offer a unique combination of functional language, pronunciation and conversation skills, alongside video filmed in the real world. Each unit ends with a consolidation of core language from the unit and focuses on writing within the context of a highly communicative mixed-skills lesson. This version of the Student's Book does not provide access to the video, assessment package and online workbook. A version with full access is available separately.
The New Cambridge English Course is a course teachers and students can rely on to cover the complete range and depth of language and skills needed from beginner to upper-intermediate level. Each level is designed to provide at least 72 hours of class work using the Student's Book, with additional self-study material provided in the Practice Book. The course has a proven multi-syllabus approach which integrates work on all the vital aspects of language study: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, skills, notions and functions.
Business Start-up is a two-level (CEF level A1/A2) Business English course for adults who need English for their work. This new Business English course takes beginners and false beginners from basic English up to the point where they can start preparing for the BEC Preliminary examination. Business Start-up brings reality to the most basic levels of language learning through the use of authentic material, real companies and credible communication scenarios, ensuring that adult learners remain interested and motivated. Communication skills are carefully prioritized, allowing learners to start working in English at the earliest opportunity. To complement the professional English syllabus, the final lesson in each unit deals with a 'Time Out' topic, focusing on essential language for travel and socializing, allowing learners to build important general vocabulary. The Business Start-up Workbooks provide self-study practice of the language from the Student's Books. In addition, the Workbooks come with a free CD-ROM/Audio CD containing extra grammar, listening and vocabulary practice. This version is available in German-speaking markets only.
Passages, Third Edition, is a two-level, multi-skills course that will quickly and effectively move adult and young-adult learners of English from high-intermediate to the advanced level. The Passages, Third Edition, Student's Books have been updated to offer fresh, contemporary content, relevant speaking and listening activities, comprehensive grammar and vocabulary support, enhanced reading skills development, and a step-by-step academic writing strand. Students will progressively elevate their language ability in both formal and informal communication through a variety of real-world contexts. Frequent communication reviews will systematically consolidate learning, while the popular Grammar Plus and new Vocabulary Plus sections in the back of the Student's Book provide additional skills support.
"Touchstone is an innovative four-level series for adults and young adults, taking students from beginning to intermediate levels (CEFR: A1-B2). Based on research into the Cambridge English Corpus, Touchstone teaches English as it is really used. It presents natural language in authentic contexts, and explicitly develops conversation strategies so learners speak with fluency and confidence."--Page 4 of cover.
Tiny Talk is a three-level, six-book listening and speaking series in American English, intended for children aged 3 to 6 (nursery or kindergarten level). It is a basic communicative course which uses several media (picture cards, wall charts, puppets, cassette tapes, student books, and workbooks) to involve very young children in a wide range of listening and speaking activities.
Listening 1 develops students ability to understand real-life spoken English through recordings of spontaneous, natural speech, which have been carefully selected and edited for pre-intermediate learners. The activities are designed to encourage students to draw on their own natural listening strategies and to apply them effectively in the context of language learning.
An innovative, new multi-level course for the university and in-company sector. Business Advantage is the course for tomorrow's business leaders. Based on a unique syllabus that combines current business theory, business in practice and business skills - all presented using authentic, expert input - the course contains specific business-related outcomes that make the material highly relevant and engaging. The Business Advantage Upper-intermediate level books include input from the following leading institutions and organisations: the Cambridge Judge Business School, the Boston Consulting Group, Nokia, Dell, and Havaianas. The Personal Study Book with Audio CD provides a wealth of further practice and lesson consolidation.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Burmese Army, nicknamed the "four-foot Colonel," offers an account of his nation's struggle for independence from a unique perspective. General Dun describes his background, his early life and training (in England and India), and his involvement with the Burmese nationalist movement. He also explains his position in the struggles between the emerging Burmese nation and various minority groups such as the Karens, of which he was a member. This third-person account is filled with humor and insight and allows the reader a rare glimpse into the mind of a powerful personality.
Summary: "Cambridge English for Human Resources covers a wide range of topics of concern to human resources and personnel development, from understanding the essentials of resourcing and outsourcing through to strategic HR. The ten standalone units allowlearners to focus on the areas of HR and Personnel Development most important to them. As well as teaching the specialist vocabulary and theory of HR, the course also develops job-specific skills such as coaching, designing and implementing appraisal systems, managing conflict and others."--Cambridge website, viewed 1st Sept, 2011.