American English File

Five-level general English course for adults

American English File Starter: Multipack A Student Book/Work Book

Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, and Paul Seligson

Format:

Paperback

Four-skills American English course with a communicative methodology, engaging texts, and a strong pronunciation syllabus - designed to get students speaking.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-477405-5
  • Binding: Paperback

With texts and topics that make learners want to speak, American English File is the course that gets students talking.

It gives you full skills coverage with a clear focus on pronunciation, plus wide-ranging support and resources too.

Resources include Test Generator CD-ROMs, DVDs, Multi-ROMs, and websites.

The highly popular teacher's site has extra lesson ideas and resources for you to download.

    • Student Book/Workbook
    • MultiROM
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  • Great texts that motivate students to talk
  • Four-skills syllabus with a clear focus on pronunciation
  • Level-specific features to address learners' different needs
  • Test Generator CD-ROMs
  • Online support, resources, and lesson ideas (Teacher Link)

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"Texts must be interesting enough for students to want to read them in their own language. Otherwise, how can we expect students to want to read them in English?"

This is the authors' golden rule when they choose texts and topics for every level of American English File.

It ensures you get material that learners will enjoy reading and will want to talk about. Texts such as 'Could you live without money?' really help to generate opinion and discussion.

They create a desire to communicate.

Having created the desire, American English File then helps you to develop learners' communication skills. One way it does this is with a strong focus on pronunciation.

Research shows that poor pronunciation is a major contributor to breakdowns in communication (Jennifer Jenkins: The Phonology of English as an International Language).

American English File integrates pronunciation into every lesson - the 'little and often' approach. But that's not all.

The unique English File Sounds Chart puts a picture to each sound in the phonetic alphabet, so learners find it easier to remember the sounds and, ultimately, improve their pronunciation.

Student's Site

Practice your English on the American English File Student Site.

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