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About Our World

About Our World

Our World

Our World is a suite of learning materials from National Geographic Learning that brings age-appropriate National Geographic content to young learners of English. Fun and fascinating information about the real world, with stunning images and video, gives learners the essential English language, skills, and knowledge needed to understand their world – all while learning English!

Meet the 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.

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. She specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teens and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world.

National Geographic Learning

At National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning, we publish high-quality learning programs for EFL/ESL, reading and writing, science, social studies, and assessment, for early childhood through adult learners.

Combining print and media content in inspiring, innovative ways, the range of exciting series created by National Geographic Learning brings our world and its different cultures to life. From the classroom to the world, we honor the mission and tradition of the National Geographic Society – to inspire people to care about the planet.