Connections 1 I Student Book with Online Practice (with Digital Resources)
Subject: Integrated Skills
Retail price: $59.95
Format: Multiple-item retail product
Student-Centered for Maximum Student Involvement
This six-level General English course is designed with student output at the heart of the learning process, through a task-based approach for all four skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary acquisition.
Teach Your Way
Lessons in Connections can be completed in the order presented, or in any other order that best suits your curriculum or teaching style. Each lesson is self-contained, and while all lessons are cohesive and relate to the unit theme, the separate lessons don't rely on each other, allowing for greater teaching flexibility.
Connections offers ample vocabulary practice and support, and its approach to vocabulary acquisition varies according to context or specific needs. Vocabulary words focus on higher frequency words from the Longman 9000 list, and are introduced in the context of reading, listening, and watching. Vocabulary can be taught prior to a task where the vocabulary is key to comprehension, or will be deduced from context, a necessary skill in everyday life.
Student-Centered Grammar Approach
The Connections grammar approach is varied in order to meet the needs of different learner types, sometimes inductive, sometimes deductive, and always student-centred.
- Every unit has two grammar lessons.
- Each grammar lesson has a related handout, allowing the students additional practice of the grammar notion and to engage in free grammar practice
An Enhanced Learning Experience at Your Fingertips
Access Connections anytime, anywhere on the easy-to-use, flexible and comprehensive e-space platform. With the Student Book, students have access to:
- the fully-interactive version of the Student Book;
- all audios and videos from the Student Book;
In addition, the Online Practice gives your students access to instantly-graded activities with supportive feedback.
The e-space platform connects teachers, learners and world-class resources, enabling you to work together, anytime and anywhere. Providing rigorous pedagogical development powered by advanced technology, it's easy to use, flexible, and uniquely comprehensive - transforming teaching, revolutionizing learning, and improving outcomes.
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Sonia Egron has been teaching ESL for 17 years and is currently a teacher at the Collège International Marie de France in Montreal, Canada. She has been authoring ESL material since 2012. Sonia is co-author of the enriched ESL textbook Raising the Bar 5, published in 2013, the ESL textbook On Track 3 published in 2018, as well as the ELT textbook Connections 1 published in 2022. She has also authored material used by the University of Ottawa for a special ESL teaching project in Haiti. She has an MA in curriculum development from McGill University.Shawna Cole
Shawna Cole has spent more than 15 years in the education and ESL fields in various capacities including teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer. Her passion has always been teacher training and teaching excellence. She has had the pleasure of sharing this passion with hundreds of teacher trainees over the last 10 years as a TESOL instructor and by presenting and hosting workshops internationally. As a freelance consultant in recent years, she has been involved in the development of more than 30 programs and courses for various corporations, ESL schools, and private career colleges across Canada. She also provides professional development training for educators on instructional design locally and internationally.
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