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Oxford Skills World Level 1

Be the leader on your skills adventure!

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First place book, Ancillary series, School Publishing: Book Industry Guild of New York Design Awards 2019

Oxford Skills World is a 6-level paired skills series in international English.

With friendly characters who get young learners fully involved in every topic, you can use the course by itself or alongside your main primary coursebook.

Oxford Skills World is the paired skills course that gives you complete flexibility – use it with any other primary course, or by itself.

The paired skills are Reading with Writing, and Listening with Speaking. Each pairing has 6 levels, and each level includes a Student Book / Workbook, a Classroom Presentation Tool, and a Teacher's Pack with lesson support, curriculum design guidance, and professional development videos.

  • Student Book / Workbook
  • Teacher's Pack
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Student's Website

Key features

  • Suitable to use alongside any primary course, with a flexible structure to suit your teaching needs.
  • Syllabus matches all flagship Oxford primary courses.
  • Task types prepare learners for exam success in Cambridge English: Young Learners and TOEFL Junior
  • Built-in goals, progress checks and strategies encourage learner autonomy and independence.
  • Course characters Molly and Olly help skills learning to become a skills adventure!
  • Teacher's Pack provides support for every lesson.


Flexible material that fits ANY primary course

Use Oxford Skills World alongside any primary course or by itself. You can use the chapters in any order, making it easy to fit your teaching needs – it offers complete flexibility for skills teaching. The syllabus matches Oxford's flagship primary courses, including Family and Friends, Let’s Go, Everybody Up, English Time - and many more!

Fun and adventure on every page!

Molly and Olly are the characters who turn learning into an adventure – they get children excited about learning. Combined with children’s topics and the research-backed methodology you’d expect from Oxford, this course gives you a syllabus you can trust with young learners. Student's website includes Student Book / Workbook audio, bilingual wordlists, and self-study resources.

Progress checks and skills strategies help learners to become independent

When students can see the progress they make, they get more from their learning. This is why can-do objectives and proof-of-learning activities appear throughout: to encourage learners, and to get them involved. The built-in strategies for independent learning boost proficiency and autonomy.

Exam-style tasks prepare learners for secondary

The syllabus correlates with Cambridge English: Young Learners and TOEFL Junior, which begins the familiarisation process for international exams. Oxford Skills World also includes access to Cambridge resources.

Teaching support for every need

Will you need help integrating the syllabus into your school curriculum? Do you want teaching guides, answer keys, wordlists, and resources to assess proficiency? Would you like professional development support to enhance your teaching? All of this is available. We’ve created a package that makes it as easy as possible for you to teach skills to primary learners – and teach them well.