Future

Since it was first published, Future has helped over half a million students learn English and achieve their personal, career and educational goals.

Now in its second edition, this effective six-level program continues to address the diverse needs of adult learners, equipping them with transferable academic, workplace and English communication skills.

Authors: Sarah Lynn, Ronna Magy, Federico Salas-Isnardi
Subject: Integrated Skills
Level: From Low-beginner to Advanced
Copyright: 2021
Go to: Components

English for work, life and academic success

Future grows with your students

Future takes learners from absolute beginner level through low-advanced English proficiency, addressing learners’ abilities and learning priorities at each level. As the levels progress, the curricular content and unit structure change accordingly, with the upper levels incorporating more advanced academic language and skills.

Key features:
  • supports the goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • aligned to the new NRS level descriptors
  • helps students develop the basic literacy and language skills identified in the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
  • provides students with contextualized English language instruction that will lead them to success in workplace, life and academic settings

What's new?

Highlights:
  • Updated content exposes students to language and concepts used in workplace, school, and community settings.
  • More workplace vocabulary and skills, and functional language prepare learners for career success.
  • New content-rich readings with level-appropriate text complexity build content knowledge, introduce academic vocabulary and require learners to analyze text and cite evidence to extend their learning.
  • New writing lessons focus on analyzing models, brainstorming, organizing ideas and synthesizing unit learning into well-organized writing outcomes.
  • New Soft Skills at Work lessons help learners develop essential social and cultural skills, critical to career advancement and success.
  • Increased rigor built into all lessons at every level challenges learners to analyze, evaluate, predict, infer and problem-solve.
  • Enhanced unit goals and lesson objectives ensure learners track and reflect on their own progress.
Other highlights:
  • Latest digital tools help develop students’ digital skills.
  • Research-based teaching strategies provide creative solutions for all stages of lesson planning and implementation.
  • Comprehensive digital and print resources for teachers enhance classroom instruction and simplify lesson planning.
  • Correlations to standards guide and support teachers in aligning their instruction with current standards.
  • Mapped to the Global Scale of English.
Sarah Lynn

Sarah Lynn has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in ESOL. She has dedicated much of her teaching life to working with low-level learners with interrupted education. Currently she teaches at the Harvard Bridge Program, Harvard University. As a teacher trainer, Sarah has led professional development workshops throughout the United States on topics such as teaching in the multilevel classroom, learner persistence, twenty-first-century skills, self-directed learning, collaborative learning, and scaffolding learning for the literacy learner. As a consultant, she has written ESOL curricula for programs in civics, literacy, phonics, and English language arts. As a materials writer, she has contributed to numerous Pearson ELT publications, including Business Across Cultures, Future, Future U.S. Citizens, and Project Success. Sarah holds a master’s degree in TESOL from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Ronna Magy
Federico Salas-Isnardi

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