Pathways, Second Edition: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking


Listening and Speaking

5 Levels

Elementary/High Beginner to Advanced

American English

Up to 40 Teaching Hours/Level

Pathways Listenting and Speaking CEFR Chart

THE PATHWAY TO ACADEMIC READINESS

Pathways, Second Edition: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking is a global, five-level academic English program with carefully-guided lessons and explicit listening and speaking practice that develops the language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success.

Using authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, Pathways prepares students to work effectively and confidently in any academic environment.

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Authors

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

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

Paul MacIntyre

Paul MacIntyre earned his MA in TESL from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been an ELT professional for over 20 years. Paul has teaching experience in Japan and the United States, and ... more

Kathy Najafi

Kathy Najafi holds an MAELT (Masters in English Language Teaching) from Reading University, London, U.K. She has extensive ESL/EFL teaching experience in the United Arab Emirates, Iran and the United ... more

Cyndy Fettig

Buying Options/Components

FOR ALL CLASSROOMS

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


FOR LEARNERS

  • Student's Book
  • Student's eBook
  • Online Workbook
  • Split Edition


FOR TEACHERS

  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • Learning Management System
From the Classroom

Pathways helps instructors transition to online classes

Our World CEFR Chart

The units provide a scaffolding of skills that build towards final writing or speaking tasks. The multi-media and graphic resources such as videos, photos, tables, charts, and infographics work well to engage students. They also provide excellent opportunities for practicing comprehension of visual information and critical reading.

LIA DE LA CRUZ
NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  


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New to This Edition

Now in a new edition, Pathways: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking has been extensively updated and revised to ensure the learning materials are engaging, relevant, and motivating. 

Great Writing 5 New Objectives

  • Authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment.
  • Explicit instruction and practice of note-taking, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation develop language proficiency and build academic skills.
  • Critical thinking activities are integrated throughout each unit and help develop independent learners.
  • Integrated exam tasks prepare students for standardized tests like TOEFL and IELTS.
  • Slide shows of lectures and presentations enhance listening activities and develop presentation skills.
  • FREE Companion Website for teachers and students provides additional materials to support Pathways.
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
LESSONS WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO
LISTENING ACTIVITIES
SPEAKING 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
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.
ACTIVITIES
GRADEBOOK
ASSIGNMENTS
MESSAGING
VIDEOS


EXAMVIEW® ASSESSMENT SUITE
Includes downloadable pre-made tests and quizzes that can be edited and adapted to fit your assessment needs.
PRE-MADE TESTS AND QUIZZES
FULLY ADAPTABLE
Series Features
EXPLORING THE THEME
Explore the Theme provides a visual introduction to the unit to engage learners and encourage them to share ideas.


NEW SLIDESHOWS
Slideshows for the selected listening passages integrate text and visuals to give learners a more authentic listening experience.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEOS
Videos give learners another perspective on the unit theme and further practice of listening and critical thinking skills.


FINAL SPEAKING TASK
The final task allows learners to consolidate their understanding of content and language skills as they collaborate on an academic presentation.
For a Complete Curriculum