Don't wait for tomorrow,
learn English...
Shape learning around individual students
and hear them speak English today.
  • A new, complete four-level English language course
  • For 9/10 to 13/14 year olds
  • Takes students from CEF A1 to A2+/B1
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WHAT IS TODAY!?

Today! is a media-rich English language course that helps teach mixed-ability classes. It understands that no two students are the same in their learning styles and allows you to tailor learning to individual needs.

LEVELS

There are two entry points: a Starter level for complete beginners and Level One for students with a little formal knowledge of English. A diagnostic test at the beginning of the course helps you choose the right level for your students.

COMPONENTS

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STUDENTS' BOOK

Eight units per book. Two pages per lesson. Word lists, grammar reference section and extra speaking lessons.

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ACTIVITY BOOK

Activities graded according to difficulty to help teachers with mixed-ability classes: Foundation exercises for basic level, Activation for controlled and less controlled practice and Extension for more confident and able students.

TEACHER'S BOOK

The Teacher's Book shortens lesson preparation time. It includes:

Lesson-by-lesson
teaching notes and
answer to exercises

Students' Book
audio scripts

Teaching tips and
notes on supporting
students with
learning difficulties.

Reduced pages from the
students' book

Background culture
notes,suggested
warm-ups and lead-ins

Activity Book audio
scripts and an Activity
Book answer key

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TEACHER'S ETEXT FOR INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS

The Teacher’s eText, a digital version of the Students’ Book, comes with the Teacher’s Book or as a
separate component. Make learning more engaging and easier – especially for students with learning difficulties – with immediate feedback and repeat playback of recorded exercises. The eText contains:

Class audio

Class video

Unit lead-ins

Photocopiable extra
practice worksheets
(pdf,Word)

A workshop on
teaching students
with dyslexia

Photocopiable tests
(pdf,Word)

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TESTS AND ASSESSMENTS

Make testing mixed-ability classes easier with tests that you can personalise to
students’ abilities.

Diagnostic assessment – Diagnostic
test
at the beginning of the year

Continuous assessment - Unit
tests*
in each unit A and B tests,
extension and revision tests for
stronger and weaker students

Progress monitoring - Progress tests
and Skills tests*
after every two units
A and B tests, extension and revision
tests for stronger and weaker students

Measuring ability - Attainment
tests* at mid-year and end of
year A and B tests, basic and
standard level

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*Unit, Progress, Skills and Attainment
tests
have specially adapted versions
for students with learning difficulties.
They are designed and formatted for
the needs of dyslexic students, with
larger font sizes, increased interlinear
spacing and a dyslexia-friendly layout.

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CLASS AUDIO CDS

The Class audio CDs contain the recordings of all the
Students’ Book dialogues, reading texts and listening tasks
as well as the Activity Book audio and the audio for the tests.

MYENGLISHLAB

An online learning tool that perfectly partners Today! for personalised practice and assessment. MyEnglishLab provides an enriched learning environment and activities that are instantly graded and correlated to the course. It allows you the flexibility of personalising tasks for each student to help them reach their goals and instant access to a range of diagnostic tools.

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A MEDIA RICH COURSE

GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION

Lenny the Lemur’s and Andy’s tours of pronunciation and grammar helps students learn main principles.

Original ending
Alternative ending

COMMUNICATION

Real world dialogues teach everyday language, with alternative endings to prompt discussion. Optional subtitles help students relate sound to written language.

CULTURE

Learn the culture, learn the language more effectively with American and British teenagers as they compare everyday life.

PRONUNCIATION

Learn the correct pronunciation of sounds, words and whole sentences with unique pronunciation videos.

WHY CHOOSE TODAY!?

SHAPE LEARNING AROUND THE INDIVIDUAL
MOTIVATE STUDENTS WITH A MEDIA RICH COURSE
HELP STUDENTS USE ENGLISH TODAY
  • Shape learning around individual students with graded difficulty practice for mixed-ability classes.
  • Keep fast-finishers engaged with optional activities.
  • Meet the needs of dyslexic students with teacher support materials and adapted tests.
  • Interactive activities, audio and video clips keep your students (and you) engaged.
  • The interactive practice exercises in MyEnglishLab provide students with immediate feedback, which improves learning outcomes.
  • Students can continue to learn outside the classroom with the Students’ eText (available in 2015) on their mobile devices and computers.
  • Develop effective student communication with real life situations in the interactive videos.
  • Help students pick up essential grammar easily with fun animations and learn pronunciation from a native speaker.
  • Encourage students to speak and write with communication and writing lessons based on real life situation.

SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia affects learning a foreign language as well as literacy in a first language. Dyslexic students need additional support to help them learn English. Today! gives teachers the support they need to shape learning around individual students with:

  • Teaching tips in the Teacher’s Book
  • Dyslexia workshops on the Teacher’s eText disc
  • Adapted tests for dyslexic students
  • Videos and animations which help students relate sounds to written language

TEACHER TRAINING: DYSLEXIA LEARNERS IN THE EFL CLASSROOM

Watch a series of videos below of DysTEFL experts sharing their knowledge and tips for working with dyslexic students. DysTEFL won a 2014 ELTon from the British Council for Excellence in Course Innovation for ‘an innovative professional development programme’.

Once you have watched all the episodes, please take part in a short quiz to receive a personalised certificate showing your knowledge of the impact of dyslexia on the teaching and learning of English.

Part 1: Effect of dyslexia on Foreign Language Learning

Part 2: Accommodating Dyslexic Learners

Part 3: Role of Information Technology

Part 4: Developing Phonological and Orthographic Awareness

MORE DIGITAL OPTIONS OPEN TODAY!

MyEnglishLab

Find out how MyEnglishLab can change your lessons!

  1. Click here to log in.
  2. Enter this user name and password:
    • User name: today_mock_demo_test_teacher
    • Password: Pearson123
  3. Check how MyEnglishLab can improve your
    students’ performance!

Teacher’s eText

Check what eText offers in 3 easy steps!

  1. Click here to go to the login page and go to your
    Bookshelf.
  2. Enter this user name and password:
    • User name: TodayTest1
    • Password: teacher1
  3. Enjoy using eText in your class Today!

EXTRA GRAMMAR Today!

Do your students need more grammar practice?

Try out extra grammar exercises.

Students’ worksheets Students’ worksheets Students’ worksheets Students’ worksheets
Teachers’ notes Teachers’ notes Teachers’ notes Teachers’ notes

MYENGLISHLAB

MyEnglishLab makes assigning tasks to classes easier. Assign online tasks to a whole class, a small group or individuals and give them feedback on their work.

MyEnglishLab automatically grades exercises, and immediately gives feedback to help students improve their performance.

MyEnglishLab gives you diagnostic tools to see how your students are progressing and the common errors they make so you can focus on resolving them.

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

Using MyEnglishLab? Get direct access here


Never heard of MyEnglishLab? Oh, we've so much to catch up on. Read on!

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 Next Move 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 Next Move 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

CULTURE CLOSE-UP

A perfect partner for Today!

Culture CLOSE-UP is an engaging and informative English teaching resource on a DVD disc that familiarises teenagers with British and American cultures. It contains 10 videos with student worksheets and teacher’s notes to help you make the most of your teaching time. Have a sneak peak now!

 

Using Culture CLOSE-UP with Today!

AUTHORS

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DAVID TODD

I'm David. I'm originally from the UK, but now live in California in the USA. I started teaching right out of university and had some great adventures teaching in the Czech Republic, Turkey and Italy, before moving back to the UK to work in ELT publishing. I work mostly on primary and secondary books, which I enjoy greatly - young learners were always my favourite

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TAMZIN THOMPSON

I’m Tamzin. I’m from the UK, but I now live in Athens, Greece (because it’s much sunnier there). I moved to Greece as soon as I graduated from university (in 1997) to teach English in a private language school in Agrinio. I later moved to Athens to work for an ELT publishing company, but I continued to teach English to private students. These days, I work from home, writing ELT books.

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ERIKA STILES

I’m Erika. I started teaching English on summer courses in the UK before I’d left university. I’ve always loved language: learning, teaching and sharing cultural knowledge. I went on to teach and study in France, Italy and Greece and do a Masters in Applied Linguistics. I began working in EFL publishing in Greece after almost a decade in classrooms. Now, I write course books and supplementary materials for all levels, but mostly young teens.

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SANDY ZERVAS

Hi, I’m Sandy. I spent 15 years as an EFL teacher and director of studies for language schools before discovering that I loved writing for EFL. I have authored, co-authored and adapted a number of books for the Grammar Time, Wonderland, GrammarLand and Wonderkids series. I've also translated children’s books from Greek into English.

CONSULTANTS: BRIAN ABBS AND INGRID FREEBAIRN

Ingrid and Brian are well-known and widely-travelled writers of popular, best-selling Pearson-Longman courses for teaching English as a Foreign Language. These multi-level classroom materials include the ground-breaking course Strategies, as well as Discoveries, Flying Start, Blueprint, Splash, Snapshot and Sky.

Throughout their teaching and writing career, Ingrid and Brian have always vigorously championed the communicative approach to teaching and learning, and this has been the driving force behind all their materials and international work in teacher training.

TRY TODAY!

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

PERFECT PARTNERS

There is a full library of classic and contemporary books that have been adapted for readers at a very level of
English and include support materials to help students learn English.


These dictionaries and grammar learning aids are excellent parters to support students learning English
with Today!.



BOOKS

-  New Grammar Time
-  Longman Elementary
    Dictionary
-  Longman Photo Dictionary

APPS

Longman Portuguese-English
Dictionary App (iOS)

Longman Spanish-English
Dictionay App (iOS)

WHY CHOOSE PEARSON?

If you thought learning was confined to the classroom, think again.

We love what we do in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Pearson, because we get to work in lots of different types of classrooms around the world. Every day we look at ways of combining content, assessment, technology and services to help teachers and students across the world teach, learn and practise their English skills, making us, Pearson, the world's leading education company.

We believe in all kinds of learning, delivered at any time, in any place through materials of the highest quality, enabling you to achieve your English learning and teaching goals.

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