Downtown: English for Work and Life

  • AUTHOR: Edward J. McBride
  • ©2006  | Published
  • Recommended For: Adult Education | Teens
  • Subject(s): Adult

Overview

About the Program

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Downtown offers a contextualized, balanced approach that emphasizes the language skills needed in daily life as well as in the workplace. Combining a standards-based and a grammar-based syllabus, Downtown gives English learners the comprehensive language skills they need to succeed.

  • Picture Cards include 100 images which can be used for presentations, classroom activities, games, and more
  • “Game Time” offers lively communicative activities that allow students to relax and have fun with the language
  • Theme-based chapters include three lessons, with a strong focus on workplace skills and vocabulary
  • The strong grammar syllabus supports the integrated language learning focus
  • A humorous serial-style cartoon in Levels Basic, 1, and 2 and the “Downtown Journal newspaper in Levels 3 and 4 review instructional content and introduce additional activities at the end of each chapter
  • Alignment with the CASAS, SCANS, EFF Competencies, and the state standards supports classroom and program goals
  • Teacher’s Editions include an Art Bank CD-ROM, which provides colorful and dynamic presentations for classroom use.

About the Author

AUTHOR
  • Edward J. McBride

    Ed McBride is an experienced teacher in adult education, with over 15 years' experience. He has played an active role in curriculum development for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Products Included

Assessment

The Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView® allows teachers to create, customize, and correct tests and quizzes quickly and easily.

Technology

Instructors can support classroom instruction with these technology resources:

  • Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView® allows teachers to create, customize, and correct tests and quizzes quickly and easily
  • Classroom Audio CD contains the audio program for each Student Book