A lower-level course to develop specific English skills.
CEF LEVELS A1 TO B2/IELTS 2.0–6.0
The material in the Skills in English series focuses on individual skills to make sure learners make genuine progress in their learning. As the series develops and students become more proficient, there is progressive integration of skills within each section. Starting Skills 1 and 2 are ideal for college and university students who are false beginners, i.e., those students who have not achieved their full potential in English at school. Building Skills 1 and 2 are designed for students on foundation courses who need to begin integrating English into their programme of college or university study. Developing Skills 1 and 2 are ideal for students at an upper-intermediate level who may also need to access English for research.
Covers the four key skills, plus vocabulary and grammar
Builds a comprehensive knowledge base, alongside language and skills development
Provides over 800 hours of material from false beginner to upper-intermediate level
Includes tests for each unit of each skill, plus mid-course and end-of-course tests
Covers appropriate academic grammar, not just tense-based grammar
Teaches necessary sub-skills to enable successful practice and development of skills
Employs the widely accepted principle of 'noticing' - contextualizing points in texts before actually teaching them
The discrete skills organization allows the teacher to focus on each point and actually teach it
Skills Check boxes make learning tasks overt
Resources in a separate section within the book to make revision and reuse easy
Detailed teaching notes include methodology and language and culture notes