Actively Engaged Online, by Nicholas Walker (ISBN 978-0-9938308-5-3) - copy
Ideal for college low-intermediate B-block students (604-101B) , Actively Engaged Online was developed to make program-related ESL courses at the college level more relevant to the modern workplace and academic fields by incorporating digital literacy training into reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks.
Different from other textbooks with their separate volumes for grammar and skills, Actively Engaged integrates reading and listening with grammar lessons, card games, information gaps, simulations, and a multi-week hypertext narrative writing project. During the course, language structures are taught and practiced step-by-step for meaningful use in complex speaking and writing tasks. Students have access to a companion website, complete with self-correcting and easy-to-correct online tests and assignments.
Students love the liveliness and cohesiveness of the lessons. Teachers love how manageable their workload becomes with the complete set of online evaluations and integration of the Virtual Writing Tutor to provide instant corrective feedback on writing errors. In short, Actively Engaged Online is a pedagogically sound alternative to the formulaic course books on the market.
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