Not all students are the same. Choose the learning pathway that best suits your class.

Choices gives teachers the flexibility to adjust the course to their students’ individual needs
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WHAT IS IT?

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Tasks that encourage students to take control over their knowledge and skills development

Engages teenagers with favourite topics, such as video games and parties, authentic BBC and Channel 4 clips, like the talented Jamie Oliver.

A digital toolkit to help teachers and learners stay ahead of the game

Read a case study explaining the efficacy of this program.

THE LEVELS.

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    Choices Elementary – CEFR A1-A2

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    Choices Pre-Intermediate – CEFR A2-B1

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    Choices Intermediate – CEFR B1-B2

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    Choices Upper Intermediate – CEFR B2

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DIGITAL TOOLKIT

Active Teach: – Everything the teacher needs on one CD: audio, DVD, interactive activities and exercises, printable materials and assessment tools, including the Test Master tool for teacher-tailored versions of the tests.

eText: – Students can access the course on any device, wherever they are and whenever they want to.

MyEnglishLab: – Online learning for students, instant marking and monitoring for teachers. Read more about MyEnglishLab

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?

  • Choice in the Classroom
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Digitally Integrated
    Learning
  • Content Quality

Harness the Power of Choices, interactive webinar with Mike Harris.


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Ilze Dukure, teacher trainer and e-moderator for the British Council, explains the advantages of Choices and MyEnglishLab.

Download the article here.

Olena Urazova
Ukraine

"Teaching is a challenge, and teenagers can be testing: they never let you remain in your comfort zone. You have to develop, to look for the new materials. With Choices I feel inspired and able to give students what they really need – interesting up-to-date topics, tasks which stimulate their creative thinking, and the living language they will use after they leave school, when they face the challenges of independent life. I am absolutely fascinated by the choice of vocabulary which is taught in Choices. The authors’ concern about making the course correspond to the skills and levels of the CEFR make me sure I am teaching what is needed on an international level. I am fully aware that my students have to be prepared to enter the global market, so their English has to be top-notch. Choices make this possible."

Semenova Oksana
Ukraine

"My students study with MyEnglishLab: Choices. I am very impressed with the vocabulary. I find that learning of the new lexis not only enriches the students’ vocabulary but contributes to their general knowledge of the world. What is more, there are a lot of lexical and grammatical exercises that effectively turn the new lexis into active everyday usage."

Ani Cingozoglu
Argentina

" I will be piloting Choices from January 2013. I find project based learning interesting because it is student-centered and highly motivating. I am also very enthusiastic and happy to join the Teacher Community where I can exchange opinions with teachers from other countries, who have used or about to use Choices, while I pilot the course."

Elena Titova
Russia

"This course is a leveled one. It can be used in secondary schools and for those who are preparing for state exams.

Learning with Choices, students know what they are learning, why they are learning it and how it can be applied outside the classroom. Choices lessons offer a new way to approach familiar topics that reflects leaners’ needs and interests. There are a lot of opportunities for students and teachers to exchange ideas and opinions and to be involved with the material on a personal level. Activities are so realistic that learners can see how the language they are learning can be used outside the classroom. Choices gives the students opportunities to do creative work, which motives them greatly.

We recognize the importance of the exam preparation in secondary schools and I am absolutely sure that this course can help us to prepare students for the state exams."

Magda Loska
Poland

"Skeptical as I was at first, I’m beginning to appreciate the book’s advantages – it has a very well-organized and logical syllabus which naturally guides students toward a greater language competence.

The topics are interesting for teenagers, which makes this book “theirs”. The abundance of the material enables a teacher to choose tasks and adjust lessons to students’ needs. I love the DVDs and the choice of the pace in listening tasks – this is something really unique.

MyEnglishLab is a new tool for me. My students and I have to learn how to make the most of it. It seems that students have grown accustomed to this mode of work and no longer say the computer broke down or there was no Internet access when they simply forgot to keep a deadline. They’re starting to have fun and get motivated, which in my opinion is the greatest success as yet."

Ilze Dukure
Latvia

"This is the 21st century course book in which all the latest developments of technologies are used. Listening tasks are on a very high level and the video clips are nice and interesting. I think the skills builders and language choice are extremely important features of the book. Grammar is taught through research. Themes are very interesting and connected with everyday life. Students can do homework online which really is time saving."

A personalised Professional Learning Day
with Anna Sikorzynska or Mike Harris!

Tell us what you think Choice looks like in a classroom, and why it is important.

We have a winner!

This was a very tough decision, because there were a lot of very committed, original teachers who entered. But there can be only one, and the grand prize winner of the Choices Contest is....Marina Kovalkova, from the Smolensk State Medical Academy in Russia!

Marina has won a personalised professional learning day presented by one of the world-renowned Choices authors, for her response to our question: Tell us what you think Choice looks like in a classroom, and why it is important. Watch her video entry!


THE AUTHORS

Introducing Mike and Anna

Both authors are frequent and popular speakers at professional conferences and international gatherings of EFL and ESL teachers.

The authors are indebted to over 500 teachers who provided extensive and detailed feedback and suggestions for the second edition of Choices. Take a look at the complete listing of those contributors and their professional affiliations.

Michael Harris

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Mike has taught in Britain, Spain, Bolivia and Colombia and has done teacher training throughout Europe and South America.

Anna Sikorzynska

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Anna has been teaching English for twenty five years. Since 1991 she has been teaching English grammarand EFL methodology at the English Teacher Training College at the University of Warsaw.

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Books

Take a look for yourself at a full sample unit from the student’s book.

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Audio

Listen to a sample of Choices audio. With two levels of difficulty (slow speed and authentic speed) you can support different levels of learning.

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Choices Update

We've replaced Lesson 13 from pages 48-49 of the Elementary Teacher's Book. Find the new page spread, answers, audio and transcript here.

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Books

Take a look for yourself at a full sample unit from the student’s book.

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Audio

Listen to the audio samples and hear

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Books

Take a look for yourself at a full sample unit from the student’s book.

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Audio

Listen to the audio samples and hear

See more
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Books

Take a look for yourself at a full sample unit from the student’s book.

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Audio

Listen to the audio samples and hear

See more

MyEnglishLabs

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Enhanced learning

Activites that are instantly graded and correlated to your Choices course.

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Flexible solutions

Assign tasks to the whole class, groups, or individual students to help them reach their goals.

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Informed teaching

We offer instant access to a range of diagnostic tools.

Did you know that?

Based on 600 upper secondary students’ final exam scores in Poland, those who used MyEnglishLab scored an average of 89% against a national average of 68%

Pearson MyEnglishLab Efficacy Study, October 2013

Wish you had more time to focus on your communicative lessons?

MyEnglishLab provides enriched learning online, with activities that are instantly graded and correlated to your Choices course. This frees up your time (no more marking—it’s all done automatically!) so now you can decide what to concentrate on during class time and use your time more effectively

Wish you could support your students even when they’re doing homework?

The tips and hints in MyEnglishLab direct students to reference material that will help them complete exercises and provide learning opportunities by encouraging students to work out the answers for themselves.

Now you can offer each one of students the special attention you want them to have...

When your students use MyEnglishLab for online practice, you instantly get access to a wide range of useful diagnostic tools. Automated Common Error reports (for individual students or the whole class) and instant feedback on all activities plus model answers will help you focus on the real needs of your students.

Make your Choices class stand out from the rest

MyEnglishlab gives you the flexibility to assign tasks to the whole class, groups, or individual students to help them reach their goals effectively.

Talk to someone about MyEnglishLab Click here to get in touch

Perfect partners

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Download our Longman dictionary app from the App Store.

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If you’re looking to encourage reading in your class, we recommend you take a look at our range of Penguin Readers. Penguin Readers are a carefully graded collection that enable English language learners to enjoy reading whatever their language level.

We have carefully chosen the Penguin Readers that best enhance each unit in the Choices Student Books. Select your level to find out which Penguin Reader best complements your Choices course.

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