Four Corners Second Edition combines effective, communicative methodology with a practical, 'can-do' approach. Twelve units in each of the four levels (CEFR A1 to B1+) give students the language they need to communicate with confidence. Clear learning outcomes and 'can-do' statements for every lesson, linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), help teachers and their students measure the progress being made. The Student's Book includes a unique code for Online Self-Study, and c....
[show more]an also be purchased with an Online Workbook that allows teachers to track their students' progress. Other components include a print Workbook, Teacher's Edition with Complete Assessment Program, Presentation Plus classroom presentation software, audio and video files.
• Closely correlated to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). 'Can-do' statements in every lesson, linked to the CEFR, help students to measure the progress they are making.
• A manageable grammar and vocabulary syllabus provides a firm foundation for effective written and spoken communication.
• 'Interactions' lessons and personalized speaking activities give students the language they need to speak with confidence in everyday situations.
• Clear and carefully staged lessons, with measurable outcomes, help teachers to deliver successful classes and help students to see the results of their learning.
For the 'Can-do' teacher
Easy and enjoyable to teach, Four Corners provides content-rich topics in every unit, extensive opportunities to practice natural English, integrated skills, and a wide variety of engaging speaking activities. Teaching notes in the Teacher's Edition give you step-by-step guidance on how to teach a unit, when to integrate specific digital components, answers to all the exercises, and ideas for extension activities.
Clarity of instruction
Every unit in Four Corners contains four lessons: “A, B, C, and D” - each of which has its own learning outcome and culminates in a personalized speaking activity. Lesson “A” presents and practices a first set of vocabulary items and first grammar point of the unit.
Confidence in learning
In every unit, lesson “B” is dedicated to introduce a functional English strand. Students practice language functions and strategies in relevant, transferable contexts. A final speaking activity encourages students to personalize the new language, and is tied to a specific learning outcome. Linguistic and cultural competencies help students build confidence to communicate effectively in social, educational, and work-related situations and purposes.
Careful and systematic recycling builds effective communication
Lesson “C” presents and practices a second set of vocabulary items, and a second grammar point in a communicative context. Careful and systematic recycling, and exposure to new language enable students to use grammatically well-formed sentences in effective communication.
Complete coverage of the four skills
Four Corners develops your student's ability to effectively use English across the different modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while systematically promoting personalization and cultural fluency in a variety of real-life contexts presented in lesson “D”.
'C' is also for consolidation
Each unit in Four Corners ends with a Wrap-up page that consolidates the vocabulary, grammar, and functional language from the unit and encourages students to use different sources from the real world to learn more about a topic of interest.