Our World, Second Edition

Language(s): American English, British English

Level(s): Starter, Low-beginning, Beginning, Elementary (UK), Pre-intermediate (UK), Pre-A1, A1, A2, B1

Overview

LEARN YOUR WORLD.

Achieve more with Our World, Second Edition, a best-selling seven-level series for young learners of English.

Experience more of the real world with content that motivates learners to use English, including surprising photography, meaningful stories and readings, immersive video, and incredible National Geographic Explorers.

Learn more about the world through cross-curricular topics that challenge learners and deepen their understanding of the world in English.

Help learners achieve more through collaborative projects, extensive critical thinking and visual literacy work, and activities that inspire meaningful thinking and sharing.

Our World truly brings the world into the classroom and improves learning outcomes, motivating learners to use English to show the world what they can do — and achieve more.

  • Cross-curricular topics and updated Reading and Writing lessons
  • Vocabulary presented through real-world examples
  • Original Songs present new language and concepts
  • Collaborative Projects encourage learners to show what they know

New to this edition:
  • Clear lessons with more amazing photos, real-world content, and on-page teaching support
  • Improved Grammar lessons with more support and practice in a real-world context
  • Value and Mission lessons challenge learners to think and grow with Think, Pair, Share routines
  • Extended Reading lessons for reading fluency support
  • Online Practice with audio, video, games, and activities for assessment and exam prep
  • Learning Management System for class management, messaging, setting assignments, and progress reporting for Online Practice

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Authors

Gabrielle Pritchard

Gabrielle Pritchard is an author of EFL courses and children’s books. Based in the UK, she has, over the last twenty years, written materials for EFL students at all levels. Her special interest is ... more

Diane Pinkley

Diane Pinkley is former Director of the TC TESOL Certificate Program in the TESOL Program, Department of Arts and Humanities, at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She is a well-k... more

Kate Cory-Wright

Kate Cory-Wright is author of more than twenty ELT books, including primary, secondary, and adult materials. She is also an international teacher trainer, and has given over 500 ELT seminars and works... more

Ronald Scro

Ronald Scro is an instructional designer, writer, and developer of educational products in video, print, e-learning, and blended instruction. He has created educational materials for adults and childr... more

Rob Sved

Rob Sved is an EFL author based in Oxford, UK. Over the last 20 years, he has worked as a teacher, publisher, editor and author and specializes in developing materials for young learners.

Kaj Schwermer

Sue Harmes

Series Editors

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TC... more

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore... more
Learn Your World

Discover how Our World, Second Edition improves learning outcomes, and motivates learners to use English and show the world what they can do — and achieve more.

Experience More, Learn More

REAL WORLD, REAL KNOWLEDGE

More real-world content, readings, and photos in every unit means your students will gain even more authentic world exposure and cross-curricular knowledge.

WATCH AND LEARN

Short videos for every lesson mean more opportunities to extend lesson content, support different learning styles, and bring the world into the classroom.

GRAMMAR, IN-DEPTH AND IN-CONTEXT

Ground grammar in reality with natural examples of real-world language, lots of practice and presentation, and expanded grammar charts in the Workbooks, Grammar Books, and Classroom Presentation Tools.

READ MORE, KNOW MORE

Reading lessons, new Extended Readings, and Unit Readers mean more opportunities for reading practice, more exposure to real people and places, and more story-telling fun.

Do More, Achieve More

MAKE AND SHOW

Projects build 21st century skills through research, discussion, presentations, craft, and design, and ‘Now I can…’ statements help students understand what they have accomplished.

SOUND IT OUT

Introduce the sounds and letters of English and explore sound/spelling relationships with the ABC Book, Phonics Books, and The Sounds of English Flashcards.

PREPARE, ASSESS, PROGRESS

Help students show what they’ve learned and prepare for exams with customizable unit quizzes, mastery tests, final exams, and a placement test, available through the online ExamView Assessment Suite.

Teach More Effectively: In-Class and At-Home Support

Teaching with Our World is easy with its flexible digital support materials.

CLASSROOM PRESENTATION TOOL

Enrich your lessons with interactive Student’s Book, Workbook, and Grammar Workbook pages with embedded audio, video, games and activities on the Classroom Presentation Tool.

LEARN MORE

ONLINE PRACTICE

Keep students engaged with mobile-responsive Online Practice, including audio, video and games for practice and workbook activities for assessment and exam prep.

LEARN MORE

LEARNING MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Manage your classroom, set assignments, and track students’ Online Practice progress with a Learning Management System.

LEARN MORE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Joan Kang Shin, a respected trainer of young learner teachers in over 100 countries, and series editor for Our World, has designed a free, online Professional Development series that helps teachers improve their classroom practice and get the most out of Our World.

Using videos of real classrooms and interviews with teachers from around the world, the program covers topics relevant to every young learner classroom and is appropriate for individual practice and review or teacher trainings and workshops.

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