Time Zones Second Edition

  • AUTHORS: Nicholas Beare; David Bohlke; Tim Collins; Catherine Frazier; Richard Frazier; Mary Jane Maples; Ian Purdon; Jennifer Wilkin
  • ©2016 
  • Level(s): Pre-A1 | Starter | Low-beginning | A1 | Beginning | A2 | High-beginning | B1 | Low-intermediate (US)
  • Recommended For: Private Language Schools | Summer School | Teens
  • Subject(s): Lower Secondary


About the Program

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Time Zones, Second Edition is a four-skills program designed to teach teenagers how to use English effectively, developing them into successful global citizens. It features:

  • Engaging real-world content that brings National Geographic Explorers and 21st century topics into the classroom.
  • A communicative approach that offers students the opportunity to learn about and critically discuss global issues.
  • National Geographic video in every unit, introducing amazing places, culture, and information from around the world.
  • An all-new Starter level, introducing students to the essential English language skills and vocabulary necessary for true beginners.

About the Author

  • Nicholas Beare

    Nicholas Beare has been involved in English Language Teaching for more than thirty years. After taking a BSc (Honours) Degree in Psychology, he trained as an English Language teacher. Since starting his teaching career in Mexico, he has taught learners of all ages from children to adults, and all levels from beginners to advanced. Over the last twenty years he has published a wide range of successful Primary and Secondary ELT course books with major ELT publishers. Currently he is involved with materials production and teacher training in five regions of the world: in Latin America, in Europe, in the Middle East, in North Africa and in South-East Asia.

  • David Bohlke

    David Bohlke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, program director, editor, and materials writer. He has taught in universities, high schools, language institutes in Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco, and has conducted multiple teacher-training workshops in Asia, the Middle East, Latin American, and Africa. David holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. He is currently based in Singapore.

  • Tim Collins

    Tim Collins holds a PhD in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Texas at Austin as well as two Masters from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has held teaching posts in Morocco, Spain, Taiwan, and the United State. He is a Fulbright Scholar, as well as the former Academic Director of the Fulbright Taiwan English Teaching Program. He has authored many ELT texts and continues to develop and manage text for all ages and proficiency levels. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at National-Louis University in Chicago and also serves the role of Visiting Assistant Professor at National Ilan University in Taiwan.

  • Catherine Frazier

    Catherine Frazier holds a PhD in Education and Sociology from the University of Missouri at Kansas, a B.Sc in Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and her MATL in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has held many instructor positions as an Elementary ELL specialist, ESL instructor, and as an adjunct Instructor for courses in TESOL certification and MATESOL degrees. She has been the Head of the Department for English Language Teaching at an international school in Singapore, and has also taught and assisted programs in Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Peru, South Korea, and the US.

  • Richard Frazier

    Richard Frazier holds both a PhD and a Masters in Education. He has extensive experience as a teacher of science and mathematics in Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and in the United States. Currently he serves as the Associate professor at the University of Central Missouri, in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

  • Mary Jane Maples

    Mary Jane Maples has over 30 years of experience in English teaching. She has served as Editorial Director and Executive Editor on over two dozen titles, including titles in other languages. She has mainly worked with elementary and junior high school age learners.

  • Ian Purdon

    Ian taught English as a foreign language in Europe and Asia before embarking on a career in ELT publishing as an editor and materials writer. Over the past 13 years, he has developed numerous programmes for students of English in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Currently based in the UK, Ian is studying toward an MA in Online Education with a specialism in Applied Linguistics.

  • Jennifer Wilkin

    Jennifer Wilkin has written and developed ELT materials for more than ten years. Prior to that, she was an editor of nonfiction texts in the humanities. She has taught English in France and Brazil, and has been involved in the development of several of the most successful four-skills English language courses in print. She currently writes and develops textbooks for all ages, levels, and native tongues. Jennifer currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Products Included

Time Zones 2nd Edition Time Zones, Second Edition features National Geographic video in every unit, introducing amazing places, culture and information from around the world.