Explore Our World, Second Edition


Primary/Young Learners

7 Levels

True Beginner to Elementary/High Beginner

American English

Up to 3 Teaching Hours/Week

Our World CEFR Chart

LEARN YOUR WORLD.

Communicate more with Explore 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 communicate more through extensive listening, speaking, and pronunciation work, and critical thinking activities that inspire meaningful thinking and sharing.

Explore 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.

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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 ALL CLASSROOMS

  • PRINT
  • Student's Book
      and Workbook
  • BLENDED
  • Student's Book
      with Online Workbook
  • DIGITAL
  • Student's eBook
      with Online Practice


FOR LEARNERS

  • Student's Book
  • Student's eBook
  • Workbook
  • Combo Split
  • Grammar Workbook
  • ABC Book
  • Phonics Book
  • Unit Readers
  • Online Practice


FOR TEACHERS

  • Lesson Planner with
    Student's Book Audio CD
    and DVD
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • Flashcards
  • Posters
  • Big Books
  • Phonics with ABC
    Teacher's Guide
  • Learning Management System
From the Classroom

See how an Our World curriculum 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 Explore Our World improves learning outcomes, and motivates learners to use English and show the world what they can do — and achieve more.

Plan and Teach
COMPANION SITE
Find downloadable materials for lesson preparation, including Teacher's Books, video, audio answer keys, assessment materials, worksheets for a range of uses, and more!


CLASSROOM PRESENTATION TOOL
Bring together digital versions of all core instructional materials, including Student's Book, video, audio, and answer key, to present and demonstrate new language and skills, create opportunities for practice, and manage classroom activities.
INSTALL OR STREAM
LESSONS WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO
WORKBOOK AND GRAMMAR WORKBOOK
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES


STUDENT'S EBOOKS
An easy-to-access alternative to print, with everything a learner needs to be an active participant in any classroom and for self study.
Track and Assess
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Assign your students activities for Independent Online Practice. A gradebook allows tracking of student progress and provides information to support and assess individual and class performance.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
STUDENT AWARDS AND PARENTS VIEW
GRADEBOOK
ASSIGNMENTS
MESSAGING


EXAMVIEW® ASSESSMENT SUITE
Includes downloadable pre-made tests and quizzes that can be edited and adapted to fit your assessment needs.
PLACEMENT TEST
UNIT TESTS AND QUIZZES
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
STORY TIME
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


COMMUNICATE BETTER
Help learners communicate more through frequent listening, speaking, and pronunciation work and critical thinking activities that inspire meaningful thinking and sharing.

PARTNER STICKER ACTIVITIES

GAMES AND SPEAKING PRACTICE


SOUND IT OUT
Introduce the sounds and letters of English and explore sound/spelling relationships with Sounds of English activities with every Song lesson, the ABC Book, Phonics Books, and The Sounds of English Flashcards.
SONGS WITH THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH
PHONICS BOOK
SOUNDS OF ENGLISH FLASHCARDS
ABC BOOK
READ MORE, KNOW MORE
Reading lessons, extra Workbook 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
EXTRA WORKBOOK READINGS
UNIT READERS, BIG BOOKS AND VIDEO


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