World English, Third Edition


Adult

4 Levels

Beginner to Intermediate

American English

Up to 90 Teaching Hours/Level

World English CEFR Chart


 REAL PEOPLE - REAL PLACES - REAL LANGUAGE


With World English, Third Edition learners experience the world through content and ideas from National Geographic and TED, providing the motivation to talk about what’s most important to them.

Stories from real people inspire learners to make connections to their own lives, while journeys to real places help learners experience the world and real language helps them communicate confidently.

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Authors

John Hughes

John Hughes is an award-winning ELT author with thirty years’ experience of teaching and teacher training. He has worked with learners and teachers from all over the world and is a well-known conferen... more

Becky Tarver Chase

Becky Tarver Chase is an experienced English instructor who has taught all subject areas including reading, writing, grammar, communication skills, and test preparation. She has worked at universities... more

Kristin L. Johannsen

Kristin Johannsen held an MA in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She had extensive experience teaching English in Japan, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, F... more

Christien Lee

Christien Lee, who has dual Canadian and British citizenship, has worked in English Language Teaching for more than 20 years. His roles have included teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer, ma... more
Buying Options/Components

FOR ALL CLASSROOMS

  • PRINT
  • Student's Book
      and Workbook
  • BLENDED
  • Student's Book
      with My World English Online
  • Combo Split
       with My World English Online
  • DIGITAL
  • Student's eBook
       with My World English Online


FOR LEARNERS

  • Student's Book
  • Student's eBook
  • Workbook
  • Combo Split
  • My World English Online


FOR TEACHERS

  • Teacher's Edition
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • The National Geographic Learning Online Placement Test
  • Learning Management System
From the Classroom

WORLD ENGLISH Helps 1,000 Students and their Teachers Transition to Online Learning

Our World CEFR Chart

Using World English these last few months in my online classes has been a rewarding experience…the first weeks of lockdown took me by surprise and I wasn’t prepared for the situation. But the book and its topics have engaged my students in a way I wasn’t able to see in the face-to-face classroom.

KARLA S. RODRIGUEZ
Tecnológico Nacionales de México, Mexico  


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New to this Edition

The following new and updated features of World English, Third Edition are based on research and consultation with instructors and learners from around the world:

  • NEW AND UPDATED content and ideas from sources like National Geographic and TED feature real people and places to provide meaningful and fascinating springboards for language-learning and communication.
  • NEW ‘My World’ activities guide learners to personalize and share their opinions about real-world topics.
  • EXTENDED ‘Writing’ and ‘Communication’ lessons feature writing models and explicit skill instruction to provide increased opportunities for meaningful learner output.
  • EXTENDED, optional ‘Video Journal’ sections at the end of each unit features amazing video from either National Geographic or TED.
  • NEW ‘Grammar Reference’ sections in the appendix provides additional grammar support and practice while offering flexible instructional opportunities.
  • UPDATED technology includes ‘My World English Online’ for independent practice and the Classroom Presentation Tool for in-class support.

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.
TEACH LESSONS CONFIDENTLY
INTERACTIVE LESSONS WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
WORKBOOK


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
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING ONLINE PLACEMENT
Place each learner at the right English ability level with National Geographic Learning Online Placement, an auto-scored, adaptive online placement test for learners ages 15+.
RECOMMENDS PLACEMENT INTO ONE OF 14 CEFR® BANDS
SPEAKING PROMPTS FEATURING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOS
INDIVIDUAL SCORE REPORTS


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.
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
VIDEO
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 PEOPLE, REAL PLACES, REAL LANGUAGE
With World English, learners experience the world through content and ideas from National Geographic and TED, providing the motivation to talk about what’s most important to them.
REAL PEOPLE
REAL PLACES
REAL LANGUAGE