American Language Hub
Take the complexity out of teaching English
American Language Hub is a new six-level general English course for adult learners designed to take the complexity out of teaching English. It promotes effective communication and helps to build learners’ confidence with regular opportunities for meaningful practice.
With American Language Hub, producing interesting and motivating lessons has never been easier. At its core is a well-balanced skills syllabus with clear learning outcomes using a range of interesting topics, and a functional language strand presented through an entertaining video series. The Teacher’s Book makes lesson preparation intuitive with annotated ‘teach-off-the-page’ lessons supported by tips and ideas taken from the award-winning Macmillan Books for Teachers series.
- With its firm pedagogic foundation and syllabus aligned to the revised CEFR, American Language Hub has clear learning outcomes which help students understand the usefulness of the language they are learning.
- Comprehensive video content includes an engaging ‘sitcom’ series providing realistic models for learners’ own language production, and additional authentic video content offering further input for practice.
- The Writing lessons in the Student’s Book help learners improve their communicative writing skills and cover a range of genres aligned to the topic in each unit of the course.
- The Student’s App offers learners quick and flexible practice opportunities when and where they need it, and also provides exposure to target language for class preparation and consolidation.
- The Teacher’s App helps to deliver content in a simple-to-use lesson pathway designed for easy presentation and truly engaging lessons.
Student's Book with Student's App
The Student's Book has a robust skills, grammar and vocabulary syllabus with clear learning outcomes. It also includes a functional language strand presented through an engaging sitcom series. The Student’s App allows to learn on-the-go with over 300 activities designed to offer quick and flexible practice. Regular opportunities for meaningful communication with each lesson ending in a speaking activity. Functional language lessons provide learners with realistic models for their own language production. The Writing Bank at the back of the book includes writing activities which cover a wide range of genres matching the topic of each unit. Exposure to target language for class preparation and consolidation through the Student’s App.
Workbook with Key + Access to Audio
The Workbook provides additional support for the Student’s Book with print activities covering the course language, vocabulary and skills. This version comes with the Answer Key and access to the Student Resource Centre for the audio files. In each unit, there is a section for each of the main language lessons with practice exercises for grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Further practice is available for reading and listening skills and extension practice of the functional language. There is also a page dedicated to the Unit’s writing genre and skill.
Workbook without Key + Access to Audio
The Workbook provides additional support for the Student’s Book with print activities covering the course language, vocabulary and skills. This version comes with access to the Student Resource Centre for the audio files, and DOES NOT include the Answer Key. In each unit, there is a section for each of the main language lessons with practice exercises for grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Further practice is available for reading and listening skills and extension practice of the functional language. There is also a page dedicated to the Unit’s writing genre and skill.
Teacher's Book with Teacher's App
The Teacher’s Book is interleaved with the pages of the Student’s Book to make finding information easier. The Teacher’s App provides everything in one place including; classroom presentation tools, video & audio, Test Generator, video resources, photocopiables, and access to the content of the Student’s App to easily set homework. Answers to all of the Student’s Book activities are annotated on the page so there is no need for teachers to flick backwards and forwards. Answers to the reading and listening passages are also marked to make it easier to explain the correct answers to students.
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