The Issues Series

This academic listening ans speaking series uses original National Public Radio braodcasts to provide context for listening comprehension and discussion. As students develop listening strategies and critical-thinking skills, they also learn to integrate grammar and vocabulary into their everyday speaking and writing.

Author: Dr. Carol Numrich
Subject: Listening and Speaking
Level: From Intermediate to Advanced
Go to: Raise the Issues Consider the Issues Face the Issues
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Each book incorporates twelve authentic radio interviews on thought-provoking topics and provides a variety of activities such as discussions, debates and writing assignments to develop students' critical thinking.

It includes:

  • essential listening strategies, such as predicting, looking at language, understanding man ideas and points of view, focusing on details, and making inferences
  • language and concepts that are integrated through follow-up critical-thinking activities such as discussions, debates , values clarification, surveys, role play, case studies, interviews, and simulations
Dr. Carol Numrich

Dr Carol Numrich has been a member of the full-time faculty at the American Language Program (ALP), Columbia University since 1988. She has led many teaching teams in the ALP’s Intensive Program as a senior lecturer, taught many part-time English courses at the university and traveled internationally to train and consult with language teachers.

From 1993 to 1996, Carol was Visiting Professor at Columbia’s Teachers College, where she directed the MA Program in TESOL and taught graduate courses in pedagogy. She helped to develop and coordinate the International Teaching Assistant Program at Columbia, in which she taught doctoral students in the sciences. She also helped design and taught as part of the summer TESOL Certificate Program. Carol has chaired and helped organize several committees for TESOL as well as co-edited a column from the TESOL Journal.

Carol is the author of a number of series, and a series editor for NorthStar.

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Raise The Issues - Student Book 9780137007301 X $49.95
Raise The Issues - Audio CDs 9780132443074 $55.95
Raise The Issues - Answer Keys w/ Transcripts 9780132443081 X $96.95
Titles ISBN Printed
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Consider The Issues - Student Book 9780131115934 X $54.95
Consider The Issues - Audio CDs 9780131115958 $65.95
Consider The Issues - Answer Key w/ Transcripts 9780131115941 X -
Titles ISBN Printed
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Face The Issues - Student Book 9780131992184 X $54.95
Face The Issues - Audio CDs 9780131992207 $73.95
Face The Issues - Answer Key w/ Transcripts 9780131992191 X $96.95

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