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

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

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.

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, extra Workbook 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

COMMUNICATE BETTER

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 Sounds of English activities with every Song lesson, 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 ExamView Assessment Suite.

Teach More Effectively

Teaching with Explore 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.

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ONLINE PRACTICE

Keep students engaged with Online Practice, including games for practice and workbook activities for assessment and exam prep, accessible through a browser or app.

LEARN MORE

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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

LEARN MORE

FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Improve your classroom practice and get the most out of Explore 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
EXPLORE THE PROGRAM