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By Hannah Haase on June, 3 2021

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Hannah Haase

Born and raised in Germany, Hannah started learning English as a Second Language in 5th grade and French in 7th grade. After completing her Master’s in Education, ESL, and History at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, she moved to the United States to become a teacher at the Milwaukee German Immersion School and a professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. She is now a content creator, blog author, and pedagogical mentor at Robotel.

Are you, your administrator, your school district, or your Department of Public Instruction looking for a new ESL textbook?

OR

Are you interested in fun and engaging activities for your English lessons?


Chances are you have tried to find THE right fit for you and your students for a while now. It’s complicated and time consuming to compare everything that’s out there. There are just too many textbooks, supplemental materials, apps, websites, and printable worksheets. Now, we don’t want to consume any more of your precious time, so we compiled our most relevant data into some simple charts that will give you a great overview of what our Let’s Talk! English curriculum has to offer.

As an all-in-one-solution with all activities already created and ready to assign in our interactive language teaching platform, SmartClass might be the solution for you!

 

 Introduction

 1. Activity breakdown by level

 2. Skills, focuses, and topics of each ESL textbook level

 Summary

 

Introduction

Before we started adding our own content to our SmartClass language teaching platform, we spoke with teachers that were already using the platform and those who were looking to integrate technology into their daily language teaching lessons. The two big "area of concern" for teachers, no matter what language they were teaching were:

1. My students don't speak enough and there isn't any speaking material/software out there

and

2. I don't have enough time to grade everything and prepare lessons.

 

That's why we decided to solve these two issues for you!

- Our activities focus on listening, speaking, and pronunciation, while also strengthening reading and writing.

- All activities are integrated into our engaging and interactive SmartClass platform. All you have to do is select and assign the activities you want your students so complete. 

- About half of the activities in each proficiency level are auto-graded by our system! 

- You can edit existing activities and create your own to truly customize and adapt our curriculum to your needs and preferences! 

Download the “Let’s Talk! English” brochure

1. Activity breakdown by level

The following chart breaks down the different activity types by proficiency level (A1, A2, B1, B2). The activities with an asterisk (*) are auto-graded. 

ESL textbook

 
 
 You can see that the total number of activities increase with each level. We also made sure to add more speaking activities that mirror real-life situations for the upper levels while decreasing more basic spelling and word order (jumble) activities. 
The "Viewing" activities are for grammar charts, vocabulary lists, cultural notes or language tips that students need to complete the activities. These lists are also available for teachers to print out or send to students outside of our platform.
We also have worksheets for games and conversations, and grading rubrics for teachers and students that you get access to. These are not included in this activity breakdown though. 
 
ESL textbook
 

 

 2. Skills, focuses, and topics of each ESL textbook level

 

Now, let's take a closer look at the different levels. In each book, we have six chapters. Each of these chapters consists of 3 sections. Each sections covers vocabulary, grammar, and one to two partner/group activities for conversation practice. Each chapter also includes a "Let's Talk" section with authentic interviews and videos and corresponding activities. At the end of each chapter, we have a complete review and assessment section as well. ESL textbook

The topics of A1 and A2 are repeated in the B1 and B2 levels again to deepen the understanding and challenge students with more complex and authentic activities related to these important topics. 

 

ESL textbook

* The Pronunciation activities count both as auto-graded and "speaking" to the total doesn't match the actual total of activities in each level. 

 

ESL textbook

 

* The Pronunciation activities count both as auto-graded and "speaking" to the total doesn't match the actual total of activities in each level. 

 

ESL textbook

* The Pronunciation activities count both as auto-graded and "speaking" to the total doesn't match the actual total of activities in each level. 

 

ESL textbook

* The Pronunciation activities count both as auto-graded and "speaking" to the total doesn't match the actual total of activities in each level. 

 

Summary

If you are looking for a customizable, fun, and engaging teaching platform that also offers ready-to-use content, SmartClass might be the perfect solution for you. We offer a complete ESL textbook (ESL/EFL) and also have a speaking/listening focused German and Spanish supplemental curriculum for beginners (and the other levels will be available this year). Check out our website, webinars, or get in touch with one of our experts to find out more!

Download the content brochure

Hannah Haase

(Language Teacher, Curriculum Writer, Pedagogical Mentor)

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