Smart English A2 is an original course for teenagers based on student-generated content. In 24 custom-made videos, we see them at home, school and on holiday, speaking in unscripted English, edited for level. Authentic writing models, written by real learners using online tools, tap into students’ creativity and inspire them to write about their own experiences and opinions. Smart English A2 was developed by Brookemead ELT in the US and UK with teachers and students contributing from over a dozen countries.
• Smart English A2 is a complete ELT course, with integrated videos. These are not stock TV clips, or scripted talking heads, but original films by and about young people.
• Exam / CEFR-based syllabus, preparing for Trinity GESE Grades 3 and 4, and Cambridge KET.
• Simple 10-step structure with CLIL tasks in every unit.
• Language Banks on fold-out cover flaps for handy chunks of functional language.
A teacher in Moscow writes:
“It’s a great honour to use such marvellous book as Smart English A2. I can prove that it is really Smart. … I’ve never met anything like that: a wise combination of different “actions”: the lessons become very fast, we have time to do a lot not being bored any second. I feel myself a successful teacher working with Smart English. The children do love it.”
Review from EL Gazette, November 2012 by Pete Sharma
Smart English is a new course for general English. It has several interesting features. First, the CLIL strand is superb, covering areas such as genetics, ecotourism, phobias and gravity. Second, an accompanying DVD takes students on an interesting journey around the world. Third, the book includes three slightly longer texts to encourage extensive reading. I like the foldable cardboard flaps, which form part of the cover; they present ‘language banks’ of useful phrases. Topics such as circuses and street art should appeal to the target audience of young adults. The twelve units are well designed; includes some lovely illustrations. Worth investigation.