Key International A1 offers a wide range of contemporary material for lessons in adult education. Every Unit consists of three sections, each dealing with a different aspect of a theme, and ending with a detailed Homestudy section. Key International A1 guides groups through approximately 72 lessons to reach elementary level (A1).
Key International features
- 11 Units, each consisting of two introductory Parts (A,B), a consolidation Part (C), and a double page of Homestudy.
- A final Unit with portfolio pages
- Clear structure (approximately 90 minutes per double page)
- Stimulating visual elements, interesting and motivating exercises
- Systematic guidance to everyday communication situations, including colloquial language right from the start
- Three comprehensive Journals with authentic texts and photos
- An MP3 CD complete with transcripts
- English word list including space for own translations or notes
Key International is a completely new multi-level coursebook for adult learners of English. With it’s clear structure – two-page spreads for each lesson – Key International offers a successful combination of motivating input and straight-forward language training. The motto of the series is ‘take & teach’, and the coursebooks live up to that motto on every single page.
Each of the 12 units is divided into four two-page sections. Parts A and B introduce key language and expressions; in Part C the learner revises and consolidates what has gone before; Part D is for homestudy, but can also be used in the classroom if desired. The coursebook contains full solutions to the homestudy sections so that the learner can use them independently.
The Key International coursebooks each contain three sections with 7 journal pages each. The journals were inspired by in-flight magazines and offer authentic reading at an easily understandable level. Consisting of stimulating articles and photo essays, amusing quizzes and short fiction, the journals not only provide a starting point for conversation, they also give learners an opportunity to hone reading skills outside the classroom.
Bringing it all together
The final unit of each coursebook invites learners to review what they have learned, to complete their own learner portfolio and to bring their own material to the lesson.
The coursebook structure makes it easy to plan lessons and whole courses. The A/B/C/D structure with each section providing around 90 minutes of teaching time ensures that the book fits into any term plan. Faster learners can even skip the C sections, while Part D of each unit provides more than enough material for homework and extra practice. The three journal sections can either be incorporated into the lessons as a change of pace or learners can be invited to look at them in their own time. The teaching guide provides suggestions as to what teachers can do in class with the journals, if they wish to do so.
Real language from day 1
Unlike almost all of its competitors, Key International puts learners and teachers in the driving seat. Learners want real language from the first lesson and teachers want to enable their learners to communicate effectively from the first lesson. That’s what Key is about: real-world language right from the start with masses of motivating input and constant opportunities to speak and interact in a genuine way.
All in one
The Key International coursebooks A1 to B1 contain 12 units of 8 pages each, three 7-page journals, partner files, grammar summary, homestudy solutions, transcripts and MP3 CD with all the listening material.