Touchstone Online Course 2nd edition
This rich and immersive online environment provides complete instruction and practice and retains the same trusted syllabus and learning outcomes found in Touchstone Student’s Book. The Online Course is carefully scaffolded to develop language ability in gradual steps.
- Animated presentations – language is presented in short videos, allowing students to work at their own pace.
- ‘Figure it out’ tasks encourage students to work out how language is formed and used before it is presented.
- Online communicative activities – blogs and forums provide freer practice, build student confidence, and improve fluency.
- Class management – teachers can identify areas of strength and weakness at a class and individual level, leading to more effective class planning.
The Touchstone Online Course can be combined with the print and online books of Touchstone 2nd Edition, for a customised blended learning solution. Contact your local office for more details.
The Online Workbooks contain games, tasks and additional skills and language practice to help learners consolidate what they have learnt in the classroom in an engaging way. They allow teachers to save valuable time with automated marking and let them their learners' progress. They also include tools such as blogs and forums to encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and communication.
Also included are the course audio and end-of-unit tests, which the Online Workbooks allow teachers to control access to (for example, restricting students' access to a particular audio file until they have seen it in a controlled classroom setting, or decide to make it available for the students to watch before class at home).
Presentation Plus DVD-ROM
This is an interactive whiteboard software that can be used with an interactive whiteboard or with a computer and a projector. Teachers can present the pages from the Student's Book, Workbook, and Video Activity Pages, play the Class Audio and the Video Program, and display scripts and answer keys. Tools allow teachers to zoom in, annotate pages, and add custom links to other material.