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English for the real world

Wide Angle is a six-level American English course that empowers adult learners to join any conversation, and say the right thing at the right time.

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Teaching real-world English in an online classroom

Anna Krulatz shares her most important teaching tip for keeping students communicating in English, wherever you’re teaching and wherever your students are learning.


Free English for Real lessons

Use these three English for Real lessons from Wide Angle in an online or face-to-face classroom to guide your students on how to respond appropriately in everyday situations.

Level 2 (A2):
Meeting people

Level 4 (B1+):
Making inquiries

Level 6 (C1):
Picking up on implied meaning


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Do your English language learners find it challenging to adapt their language to respond appropriately in different situations? Do you recognize these common misunderstandings?



See how Wide Angle equips students with the tools to uncover and master the hidden rules of English, so when it comes to communicating in the real world, they know what to say and how to say it.

Watch these English for Real videos from the course:

Wide Angle | English for Real video | Level 3 Unit 9

Wide Angle | English for Real video | Level 2 Unit 5


Anna Krulatz

Learning and teaching pragmatics

Anna Krulatz discusses pragmatics, the skill taught in the ‘English for Real’ lessons, and the importance of focusing on it in language teaching.

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Content from the real world

Wide Angle uses real content that’s underpinned by a comprehensive syllabus:

  • Vibrant photos from around the world.
  • Video interviews with the photographers on the stories behind the photos, bring topics to life.
  • Authentic reading texts and listening material from Oxford Reference – a trusted source of over two million academic texts – keeps learning in the real world.

Watch the stories behind the photos

Wide Angle | Behind the Photo video | Level 3 Unit 11

Wide Angle | Behind the Photo video | Level 5 Unit 3