Our World, Second Edition


Primary/Young Learners

7 Levels

True Beginner to Pre-intermediate

American and British English

Up to 6 Teaching Hours/Week

Our World CEFR Chart

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.

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.



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






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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

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

Kaj Schwermer is an award-winning author and teacher trainer with over two decades of experience working with young learners. He has run his own chain of private language schools, been the educationa... more

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
Buying Options/Components

FOR STUDENTS

  • Student's Book with the Spark platform
  • Spark platform, Instant Access
  • Workbook
  • Combo Split
  • Grammar Workbook
  • ABC Book
  • Phonics Book
  • Unit Readers

FOR TEACHERS

  • Lesson Planner
  • Spark Platform
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • Flashcards
  • Posters
  • Big Books
  • Phonics with ABC Teacher's Guide

ON THE SPARK PLATFORM

  • Admin Tools
  • Teacher's Resources
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Online Practice
  • Course Gradebook
From the Classroom

See how Our World helps teachers and students do and achieve more at IBIME, a private school in Mexico.

New to this Edition

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

Bring your program to life with Spark

Bring the world to your classroom and the classroom to life with the Spark platform - where you can prepare, teach, and assess your classes all in one place!

  • Manage your course and teach great classes with integrated teaching and learning tools.
  • Track student and class performances on independent online practice and assessment.
  • Set up classes and roster students quickly and easily on Spark.

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Series Features
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.
SONGS
GRAMMAR
VOCABULARY
MEET THE EXPLORER
GAMES
NEW! STARTER VIDEO


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.
STUDENT'S BOOK LESSONS
WORKBOOK CHARTS AND PRACTICE
CLASS PRESENTATION ACTIVITIES
NEW! ONLINE PRACTICE


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.
UPDATED! READING LESSONS
NEW! EXTENDED READING LESSONS
UNIT READERS, BIG BOOKS AND VIDEO


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 Books, and The Sounds of English Flashcards.
PHONICS BOOK
ABC BOOK
SOUNDS OF ENGLISH FLASHCARDS
Free Professional Development

Improve your classroom practice and get the most out of Our World with series editor and teacher trainer Dr. Joan Kang Shin.

Learn from real classrooms and interviews with teachers from around the world, covering topics relevant to every young learner teacher.

  • Videos for individual practice and review
  • Materials for teacher trainings and
  • NEW! One-Page Teaching Routines
  • NEW! Online Teaching Routines
EXPLORE THE PROGRAM
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