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In this post, we cover a key component of the new edition of our Practical English course: introductions.
I hope you enjoyed our last post and the video appearance by our Solutions Manager Sarah.
Today, we'd like to share with you more news about Practical English New Edition. This video is taken from an interview with our Content Director (and instructional design maestro!) Matthew - Matt talks about how the new feature "introductions" impacts the learning experience, by framing lessons within topical and situational contexts.
Just click the image below to take you to the video with Matt. (Video duration 3 minutes)
Over the past year, we've been working on a variety of upgrades to our flagship general English course, Practical English. Click here to read all the details about Practical English New Edition.
In our next post, we'll be talking about a new speed-reading activity we have developed and added to Practical English. Actually, this activity has a long history with us, as we have been using it in various permutations for many years with many different clients, from corporate customers to college students. It's always been popular with both educators and learners, and we are really glad to bring it back in a new incarnation in Practical English New Edition.
The purpose of the speed reading activity is not only to increase reading speed, but also concentration and fluency. We believe that reading and processing lots of material quickly is a big challenge for non-native English speakers who want to compete in an English-first environment (e.g. at work or studying abroad, etc.). We hope you will subscribe to the blog and check it out.
As always, we look forward to your comments! Tell us what you want to read about.