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Out & About: An Interactive Course in Beginning English

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$24.95

Out & About is an innovative, activity-packed textbook gets beginning learners of English on their feet and speaking the language from day one! Addressing SCANS competencies and CASAS requirements, Out & About provides a language syllabus for adult students of all ages.

ISBN 978-1-932383-01-0

About Amy Hemmert and Rick Kappra

Description

Out & About is an innovative, activity-packed textbook gets beginning learners of English on their feet and speaking the language from day one! Addressing SCANS competencies and CASAS requirements, Out & About provides a language syllabus for adult students of all ages. Through it’s dynamic, student-centered approach, students will:

  • learn to communicate in everyday situations; from the classroom to the doctor’s office;
  • master useful vocabulary related to everyday topics, including housing, clothing, and shopping;
  • acquire important life skills through practical, hands-on activities related to reading maps, making appointments, and talking on the phone;
  • build valuable study skills and critical thinking skills;
  • gain independence and confidence!

Each unit provides a well-defined series of picture-based vocabulary activities followed by contextualized, multi-skill practice activities. Key language and vocabulary are recycled and reinforced in creative and stimulating ways. Out & About celebrates the diversity of our students in the classroom and the world we live in. Every effort has been made to avoid stereotypes. In doing so, Out & About features people of various ethnic backgrounds, women in traditionally male occupations, single-parent families, and same-sex couples. Students will also learn language for expressing food restrictions determined by religious custom or cultural preference.

Download the Student Book Intro

Download a Student Book Sample Unit (Unit 1)

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x .5 x 11 in

1 review for Out & About: An Interactive Course in Beginning English

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Loewen

    I just started using Out & About in my beginner general English class and I love it! The lessons are challenging, satisfying, and relate to students’ everyday lives. I particularly like the fact that the authors included same-sex couples in the family unit. It’s rare to find a textbook that does this, and I find it really helps me cultivate a classroom environment where all our students can feel like they are part of the conversation. I also love that the illustrations are clear and engaging without being childish. All in all, this is a great textbook that deals with relevant issues and easily lends itself to supplementation, either from the terrific workbook that goes with it, from realia (I used real envelopes for the “Addressing an Envelope” lesson), or from turning the exercises into information gaps (I did that by whiting out alternating prices on the “Reading a Menu” lesson). I highly recommend this book.
    Amy Loewen, CCSF, Laney College, UC Berkeley Extension

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