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Navigate A2 Elementary

Your direct route to English success

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Shortlisted - ESU English Language Awards 2016
Finalist - The British Council 2017 ELTons Innovation Awards

A brand new adult course based on academic research as to how adults best learn languages and extensive classroom research.

  • Part of: Navigate
  • Language Level: A2 Elementary

Navigate is a brand new, six-level General English course tailored exclusively to adults. The course takes an innovative approach to reading and listening based on academic research as to how adults best learn languages. It teaches reading and listening from the bottom up, giving learners the skills they need to understand the next text they will read and hear, not just the one they are reading or hearing now. The content has been extensively piloted and reviewed in ELT classrooms across the world, giving teachers the confidence that it really works.

  • Coursebook
  • Workbook with/without key
  • Learner e-books
  • Oxford Online Skills Program
  • Oxford Online Language Practice
  • Oxford English for Work
  • Teacher’s Guide and Resource Disc
  • e-book Teacher’s edition
  • Class Audio CDs

Key features

  • Based on the Oxford 3000™ so learners are only covering the most relevant vocabulary for them
  • Driven by learning outcomes and end goals of adult learners, so that learners can make the most of their time
  • Information-rich topics and texts immerse adult learners in themes and issues from around the world so that learning English is more relevant
  • Learner materials have been thoroughly tested and piloted in ELT classrooms across the world - giving teachers confidence that it works
  • Innovative approach to skills development based on academic research helps your learners to listen and read for tomorrow


  • Innovative skills strand takes a bottom-up decoding approach to listening and reading.

  • Equal weight given to grammar and vocabulary learning with clear on-the-page practice.

  • Vocabulary based on the Oxford 3000 and levelled against the CEFR, giving learners the relevant language they need to communicate in the world today.

  • Clear aims and outcomes linked to the CEFR throughout the course.

  • Learners are immersed in themes and issues from around the world through content-rich, authentic texts that are really relevant to adult learners.

  • Focus on vocabulary systems and vocabulary-building techniques.

  • Real world video content provides integrated listening practice – video lesson in every unit plus vox pops throughout the course.

  • Speaking practice throughout each lesson to help learners become more confident at using new language in the real world.

  • For teachers

    The Teacher’s Guide
    • Extensive lesson notes with additional pedagogical support offering tips on areas such as differentiation, critical thinking and smart communication
    • Get to grips with the course methodology with articles from our expert course consultants and advisers
    • Photocopiables for extra grammar, vocabulary and communication practice in each unit – plus vox pop video worksheets
    More support for teachers

    • Watch a 60- second overview of each lesson from Series Adviser Catherine Walter to quickly prepare you for that day's lesson. All videos are included on the Teacher Support and Resource Disc
    • Keep your learners on track with editable unit, progress and exit tests on the Teacher’s Support and Resource Disc
    • Bring your classroom to life with Navigate iTools
    • Extra resources and support on the Teacher’s website help to make lesson planning easier


    The Coursebook and Workbook are both available as fully interactive e-books.
  • Integrated video and audio
  • Improve pronunciation with repeat, record and compare feature
  • Audio can be slowed down to hear every word clearly
  • Instant marking helps learners check their progress
  • Learners can write and save notes on every page
  • Available for iPad and Android tablets via the Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf app, through iTunes and Google Play, and online for computer at

    Both learner e-books are available as a pack, accessed through a single code. Those buying Navigate e-books in-app will need to purchase the Coursebook and Workbook separately.

    Also available is a Teacher’s edition e-book, providing all the Coursebook content with additional teacher’s notes and resources throughout.

  • Play video full screen, or split-screen to move around the pages and complete activities as you watch
  • Write or record sticky notes and save them anywhere on the page
  • Click images or double tap on a tablet to make them bigger and use them in class for discussions
  • Automatic marking helps learners check progress and learn from their mistakes.
  • They can also email a page to you to mark, or to add to their learning portfolio.
  • Online Skills

    Oxford Online Skills Program

    Helps learners actively focus on developing their Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills, in the classroom or at home.

  • Modular skills practice aligned to the CEFR – with self-check 'can-do' statements at the end of each module
  • Media rich activities, with video, audio and interactive infographics, to engage students
  • Management tools allow teachers to monitor progress with easy-to-view overviews, as well as more in-depth reports
  • Packaged with all Navigate Coursebooks, with extra top-up modules for both general English and Academic English available to purchase online.

  • Find out more about Oxford Online Skills Program

    Oxford Online Language Practice

    Puts the spotlight on building up student’s vocabulary and grammar with the same instant support, striking design and management tools as Oxford Online Skills Program. Topic-based approach, with Grammar and Vocabulary integrated within a coherent learning journey.

    Support for students includes printable Grammar and Vocabulary reference and Wordlists.

    Packaged with the Navigate Premium pack or stand-alone.

    Oxford English for Work

    Introduces and practises key work skills for in-work or pre-work learners. Allows learners who want vocationally relevant materials to choose extra work in these areas.

  • Each level is divided into three courses: Telephoning skills, Socializing skills, Writing skills
  • Highly practical language, which is immediately transferable to the workplace.
  • Dynamic visual content including striking photography and infographics
  • Packaged with the Navigate Premium pack or stand-alone.