Pick up a ‘typical’ general English coursebook these days, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to get, even before you open it. Global moves beyond this to provide a sophisticated, cultured experience for its users – both in content and feel. Our learners are adults and we treat them that way.
Critical thinking skills are promoted throughout Global, both in the choice of topics and in the way the material is exploited. Learners are asked to engage with the material at much more than just a superficial ‘language’ level.
Global has a strong emphasis on literary sources, and features a range of well-known classic and contemporary authors. These include Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby, JRR Tolkien, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and Charles Dickens, amongst many others.
Global is a six level course that takes students from Beginner through to Advanced level.
Available now: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate.
Coming early 2012: Advanced.
Global English with David Crystal
Professor David Crystal is arguably the world’s foremost expert on the English language, in particular the development and use of global English. We’re thrilled that he has written content specially for the Global Coursebooks – a first in ELT coursebook publishing. His ‘Global English’ material focuses on many different aspects of English, and features at all levels from Elementary upwards.
English nowadays is just as often used for communication between non-native speakers as it is between native speakers, and this is recognised throughout Global. The ‘Global Voices’ sections give students the opportunity to listen to a wide range of native and non-native speakers of English. These are all authentic and unscripted recordings, and expose students to real English as it is being used around the world today.
Global Teacher’s Book
The Global Teacher’s Book contains a comprehensive range of materials for teachers using the course. These include language and background notes, and extra reading tasks. They also feature ideas for ways of adapting your Global Coursebook to your local teaching situation.
The Teacher’s Book features a number of methodology articles, each focusing on a different aspect of language teaching. These have been written by a range of well-known and award-winning guest ELT authors and teacher trainers, and will be of interest to teachers of all levels of experience.
- Lindsay Clandfield
- Amanda Jeffries
- David Crystal
- Pete Sharma
- Duncan Foord
- Scott Thornbury
- Jim Scrivener
- Rose Senior
- Jonathan Marks
- Ben Goldstein
- Jamie Keddie
- Nick Bilbrough
Teacher’s Resource CD
The Teacher’s Book is supplied complete with a Teacher’s Resource CD. This contains a number of photcopiable communication activity worksheets provided as printable PDFs. These worksheets contain a mixture of unit-specific and more general activities. The Resource CD also contains numerous Global-related tests for use in class.
The Workbooks complement and expand on the content of the Coursebook. They present the language practice activities of the eWorkbook in an easy-to-use printed format. The Workbooks also include an Audio CD for use with the listening and pronunciation activities.