Impact (American English)

  • AUTHORS: Lesley Koustaff; Katherine Stannett; Diane Pinkley; Thomas Fast
  • SERIES EDITORS: Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall; Dr. Joan Kang Shin
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2017 
  • Level(s): A2 | High-beginning | B1 | Low-intermediate (US) | B2 | Intermediate
  • Recommended For: Private Language Schools | Teens
  • Subject(s): Lower Secondary

Overview

About the Program

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Impact helps teenage learners to better understand themselves, each other, and the world they live in.

By encouraging self-expression, global citizenship, and active participation, Impact motivates students to explore who they are and who they want to be, all while learning English!

  • National Geographic Explorers are featured as role models who embody the 21st century skills and values teenagers need to become successful global citizens.
  • Cross-curricular topics engage learners with stimulating information about the world, better preparing the for future academic success.
  • Student choice activities and projects present learners with options for language practice, allowing teens to become active participants in the learning process.

About the Author

AUTHORS
  • Lesley Koustaff

    Lesley has been teaching (students) and writing ELT materials of all levels for over thirty years. Lesley hopes that by involving students in their learning throughout Impact, they will be interested, engaged and motivated every step of the way. Lesley has conducted educational workshops all over Asia, The United States, Central and South America, and Turkey. She earned her Masters in Teaching from The School for International Training in Vermont.

  • Katherine Stannett

    Katherine Stannett is based in West Sussex, England and is an author with over twenty years of experience in editing, writing and developing materials to teach English. She specialises in writing for children and teenagers at all levels and is particularly interested in the development of 21st century skills.

  • Diane Pinkley

    Diane Pinkley is former Director of the TC TESOL Certificate Program in the TESOL Program, Department of Arts and Humanities, at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She is a well-known teacher trainer and author in ESL/EFL, and has traveled around the world presenting academic papers and leading teacher training workshops. She has authored bestselling series for both children and adults, as well. Formerly the Director of the Institute of North American Studies in Badalona, Spain, and Curriculum Coordinator at the Michigan Language Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she has taught all levels of ESL and EFL.

  • Thomas Fast

    Tom Fast is a teacher, author and education consultant based in Japan. Over the last twenty years, he has taught and produced materials for early teen to adult learners. Tom has presented internationally, led a number of teacher training workshops, and consulted for the public and private sector.

SERIES EDITORS
  • Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

    Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has worked in all areas of ESL/EFL including teaching, curriculum and materials development, standards development, and teacher training. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

  • Dr. Joan Kang Shin

    Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

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