WHY OPTIMISE
FOR STUDENTS
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UNIT TOUR
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Components for Teachers
SAMPLE MATERIAL
UNIT TOUR
ADVANTAGE

OPEN MIND OPENS DOORS!

Open Mind is perfect for adult learners of all levels. Enjoy the best combination of digital and print material and free up your class time to focus more on your students’ communicative needs. This truly flexible new course gives you a balance between preparation, teaching and marking.

A unique content strand focuses on life skills to enhance students’ future potential through English.

• A focus on sub-skills centres around strategies to support skills development, not just practice.

• A carefully-staged grammar syllabus focuses on meaning, form and function to enhance confidence and understanding.

• A strong focus on functional language helps to develop fluency in real-world contexts.

• Independent learning features throughout the course encourage learners to analyse their own progress.

Flexible combinations of print and digital allow all classroom situations to be covered.

MEET THE AUTHORS

“A student’s experience of learning English has to be seen in the wider context of their whole education. In developing Open Mind, we have carefully integrated two aspects of this: 1) learning English needs to be personalised, and 2) the student needs to develop life skills in preparation for using English in the real world beyond the classroom.”

Watch video interviews with Steve Taylore-Knowles introducing Open Mind and Life Skills

Steve Taylore-Knowles

“In today’s world, you will succeed only if your mind is open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Open Mind is about learning more about the world and your place in it, as well as learning English.”

Mickey Rogers

“It’s not always easy to engage adults in learning English. The trick is to find the right topics and ways of making them accessible. The topics in Open Mind range from the familiar to the more thought-provoking, and learners get lots of opportunities to express their opinions and relate them to their own lives.”

Joanne Taylore-Knowles

“What’s exciting to me about Open Mind is that students can not only see how language skills apply to their learning of English, but how that applies to life skills, and how those life skills apply to their education, career, and personal and social lives. Their studies are both interesting and relevant.”

Dorothy E. Zemach

STUDENT’S MATERIAL

DIGITAL MATERIAL

COMPONENTS FOR TEACHERS

DIGITAL MATERIAL

SAMPLE MATERIAL

Download sample material from Open Mind and try it for yourself. We’re confident you will love what you find!

UNIT TOUR

Have a look at a unit of Open Mind to see how it can improve your classes.

Coursebook Resources

Additional resources to supplement your coursebook: videos, audio files, flashcards, worksheets… giving you endless options for adapting your classes to you and your students’ needs.

Resource Hub

A wealth of articles, videos, tips and practical classroom activities to give your classes that personal touch. Click below to see a sample of some of the tools you will have access to.

And much more…

Exclusive tools and resources to make the most of your classes and give you the support you need.