3. Real student content
4. Safe writing
6. Mobile and
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• Four-level English course
• CEFR levels A1 to B1+
• Comprehensive digital support
• For adults and young adults
• 90-120 learning hours per level
7. Integrated teacher
You spoke. We listened.
In response to this, we have ensured that EVOLVE is an integrated skills course with writing at its heart.
4. Safe writing
5. Mobile and
6. Integrated teacher
Teachers and students across the Middle East and North Africa told us that they wanted more opportunities to gain confidence in writing. This is why we’ve added a new Time to Write lesson in alternate units of EVOLVE SPECIAL EDITION. Students are guided through a process of research, planning, writing and evaluation to produce a variety of texts on topics that are meaningful to them.
The Cambridge Life Competencies Framework has been created in response to educators who have asked for a way to understand how life skills, or 21st century skills, can be integrated into English language programmes. It is made up of six Competencies that describe how the essential skills develop and vary across different stages of education, as learners
grow and change.
You can find information about the other competencies in the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework at cambridge.org/clcf
EVOLVE Special Edition features additional Get it right! sections focusing on some of the most common learner errors among Arabic speakers (based on research from the Cambridge Learner Corpus).
Get it right! sections occur in even-numbered units and have been designed, using Cambridge Learner Corpus (CLC) data, to specifically focus on the language areas that Arabic-speaking learners have most difficulty with.
Get IT RIGHT!
These sections provide practice of language areas, which provide particular difficulty for Arabic speakers.
I love group work like this. Students have to create a project together. Perhaps they design an app or create a storyboard …Students would have to work together and talk a lot. — Daniel Nowatnick, USA
Research shows that the general pattern of errors made by individual learners is highly influenced by their mother tongue. By anticipating those errors which CLC data tell us Arabic-speakers most often make, we can make sure learners are conscious of these pitfalls, and we can give them more help and practice in these particular areas.
GET IT RIGHT!
A reading task, with target language
modelled within the text.
A warning box, stating the common
learner mistake being focused on
Language focus tasks, usually
including error noticing and
A writing task, accompanied by
sentence examples and stems.
Students work on collaborative lessons combined with enhanced writing practice, and texts and topics specifically tailored for learners in the Arabic-speaking world.
More writing practice is also provided at the end of every Lesson 4, in the Workbook and in Practice Extra.
Highlights potential problem areas, enabling students to recognize when to use different levels of formality in their written and spoken English.
The presentation is very clear and there are plenty of opportunities for student practice and production - Teacher, Oman
Highlights common errors which can be used for self-editing to improve students’ accuracy.
Focuses on informal language and colloquial expressions so students become confident communicating in the real world.
Videos of real students feature throughout the Student’s Books as powerful motivators. Seeing their peers at the same level increases the learner’s confidence and willingness to take risks with the language.
Learners can scan the QR code with their smartphone to hear the student contributors responding to discussion questions in bite-sized videos.
Real student samples help learners to visualize what is expected of them much more easily. They give the message that outcomes are achievable by all learners. — Teacher, Kuwait
Student input from around the Region
We asked more than 200 students from all over the region what topics they wanted to discuss and in what situations they’d like to speak more confidently. The most popular ideas are included throughout the course.
Totally relevant and updated content. Students could easily relate and engage in conversations on these topics.
—Teacher, Saudi Arabia
In order to make progress, students need a safe writing environment where they feel supported and able to experiment with language while focusing on the task at hand.
Safe Writing environment
Students work on collaborative, immersive tasks which involve information sharing and decision making
Time to write lessons in Units 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 provide further writing practice, with a GET IT RIGHT! section highlighting a common learner error for
Developing Writing confidence
Writing ability is how students measure their own progress, but it is also the area where they feel most insecure.
Time to write is a unique lesson in units 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 provide further writing practice dedicated to developing writing skills.
The Time to write lessons create a buzz in the classroom and a safe writing environment where writing can really thrive.
Writing in another language is often stressful. Students may struggle to find things to say and ways of write them.
The lesson enables fluency to develop through immersive writing tasks such as writing factfile and engaging in opinion.
This requires a positive classroom atmosphere where students feel uninhibited and comfortable to experiment and take risks with language.
From our research, we know that teachers find it difficult to teach writing and make time for it in the curriculum. Nevertheless, to improve their writing competence, students need to take part in task-based, meaningful writing activities.
The Time to write lessons offer teachers the opportunity to create a safe writing environment, and the teacher’s notes provide the support to help them do this.
Teachers discover the most effective ways to prepare students for writing tasks, provide writing feedback, and maximize the amount of writing.
Academic skills lessons provide students with further reading, writing, listening and speaking practice, with a focus on skills that are key to academic success, such as audience engagement, argumentation and data presentation.
Study skills activities guide students to reflect on effective learning practices, such as
note-taking and self-evaluation.
Academic skills lessons in
Units 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11
provide additional combined skills practice based around
an academic-style reading
or listening text.
Frequent opportunities to use smartphones expand the classroom and enable students to share up-to-date content that’s relevant to them.
Classroom activities for smartphones
I know students are going to be thrilled when they see they can scan QR codes. They love their phones and the technology that comes with them. — Claudia Dilma Piccoli, Mexico
Optional smartphone activities are integrated throughout the course to personalize the learning experience.
Practice Extra offers mobile-friendly homework activities, video, and games, covering all the language and skills development that students need.
Students can choose to study on the go or at home, and on their smartphone, desktop, or tablet.
Bite-sized activities allow students to fit learning into their busy lives.
Games and real-life videos encourage independent learning.
Teachers can easily create and manage classes and accurately track students' performance. Practice Extra is available in Cambridge One, our new digital home for learning.
Practice Extra gives teachers reliable data about their students’ performance.
Activities are carefully designed so that students’ access to answers is strictly controlled.
The design is friendly and dynamic and fits the screen perfectly.
— Teacher, Kuwait
With an integrated teacher development program in each Teacher’s Edition, teachers can develop their skills while their students learn. Teachers are introduced to relevant teaching techniques and guided to try them out in class.
This is an excellent tool for coordinators or directors of language programs to implement in INSET trainings for their teachers. — Teacher, Oman
Each strategy is introduced at the beginning of the unit and supported with extra development resources.
There are four development themes woven throughout each level of EVOLVE Special Edition. Each one provides teachers with opportunities to expand their knowledge without demanding more of their time.
Teaching and developing writing skills
Teaching and developing speaking skills
Support in the classroom and learner management
Every school has teachers with different backgrounds and experience. These themes would be a form of faculty development.
— Matt Wilson, Japan
There are two suggested activities based on practicing the strategy within the teacher’s notes for each unit. Teachers can try out the strategy as part of their regular teaching with a practical activity thereby saving valuable time.
I found the Teacher Development activities particularly effective because they are easy to find and
they offer interesting insights.
— Teacher, Saudi Arabia
Reflection boxes at the end of every unit offer teachers the opportunity to consider the impact their teaching has had on their learners, and encourage them to make positive changes to their teaching.
The only way for a teacher to really develop is through reflection, so I believe this is extremely valuable.
— Teacher, Qatar
Provides teachers with questions to think about or discuss with a colleague.
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