NorthStar, 5th ed. - Listening and Speaking 3 | Reader+ w/ Resources and MyEnglishLab

Authors: Helen Solorzano, Jennifer P. Schmidt
Collection: NorthStar Listening and Speaking - New Edition
Subject: Integrated Skills
Level: Intermediate

ISBN: 9780136568919
Copyright: 2019

Retail price: $55.95
Number of months: 24
Format: Digital product license code

Get ready for academic study and the workplace of tomorrow

Northstar is an intensive integrated skills course. It incorporates critical thinking and academic skills with language development, and engages students through authentic and compelling content. It is designed to prepare students for the demands of college level and university study.

Reader+ - Listening and Speaking

This digital version includes the same content as the print Book.

  • 8 units per level
  • Focus on Topic: each unit begins with a speaking exercise with questions that draw students into the topic and initiate critical thinking, encouraging students to make a personal connection.
  • Focus on Listening: a listening exercise with two contrasting and thought-provoking authentic listenings to stimulate students intellectually. A comprehension exercise, which can be supported using students? notes, reinforces meaning and pronunciation.
  • Explicit skill instruction and practice: step-by-step practice allows students to exercise critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Pronunciation and speaking skills sections expose students to the sounds and patterns of English and to functional language allowing them to express ideas at a higher level.
  • Focus on Speaking: productive vocabulary targeted in the unit is reviewed and expanded on in a creative way. Grammar structure is practiced to prepare students for the final speaking test.
  • Group Unit Project: a group unit project that further prepares students to engage in real-world activities. Unit projects incorporate online research to build students? digital literacy skills.

In addition, the Reader+ has:

  • Book audio
  • Book video
  • Assessments, including unit achievement tests
  • Student self-assessments and formative assessments incorporate assessment for learning strategies tied to student learning outcomes.
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  • Extra Grammar and Vocabulary exercises for each unit
  • Student Book audio
  • Student Book video
 

Resources can be accessed online as printable pdfs.

  • Downloadable achievement tests
  • Classroom audio
  • Audioscripts
  • Video activities
  • Videoscripts
     
Helen Solorzano

Helen Solorzano lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the house where she grew up, with her husband, their two children, and her mother. She has taught English in the U.S. and in Lima, Peru. She enjoys the creativity involved in writing ESL textbooks and finds the process similar to putting together a giant puzzle. For Helen, NorthStar was an especially challenging project because of the fascinating topics involved. Other interests include technical writing for an international audience. She is a director of The TRAC Foundation (www.tracfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of the TRAC computer programming language, which was developed by her late father.

Jennifer P. Schmidt

For Jennifer Schmidt, teaching English has always been a passion. She thinks it’s because she understands the challenges of being a foreign student, since she was one herself. Although English is her first language, she spent her childhood in Malaysia and Thailand before coming to America for college. She now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children. Jennifer began writing on the NorthStar series the week after her second child was born. It was challenging, but rewarding! Currently, Jennifer is working as an assistant director of a preschool. It’s a diversion from ESL, but she has found that there are many transferable skills. One of her newest projects at the school will be to help introduce a foreign language enrichment component to the curriculum.

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