Pearson Longman ESL September 09 Newsletter
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Tara Maceyak

It Really Works! Teachers and Students Celebrate a Successful Year with Longman Cornerstone
Tara MaceyakK-6 Marketing Manager

Read more about the impact the Longman Cornerstone program had on the lives of teachers, students, and families in this community and why the Roaring Fork School District decided to adopt Cornerstone as their core program for K-5 English Language Learners.
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John Brezinsky
Is It Right for You? How to Choose Software for Your Students
John Brezinsky, Higher Education Marketing Manager

Focus on Grammar Interactive, Azar Interactive, and Longman English Interactive each offers a free 30-day trial for teachers. These 30-day trials are the best way for you to check out the software and decide whether it's right for your students. But how do you make that decision?
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Sarah Lynn
Making Groupwork Work
Sarah Lynn

Groupwork is a valuable practice in the language learning classroom. It builds community; it lowers students' affective filter; and it ensures students more talk time. However, in my low-level classes I have sometimes found it to be a logistical and pedagogical challenge. Here are some examples.
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John Brezinsky


What's the Best ESOL Curriculum for 2009? (Could It Be NorthStar?)
John Brezinsky, Higher Education Marketing Manager

What’s the secret to a winning ESOL curriculum? Integration. Instead of separating language from content, grammar and vocabulary from language skills, and textbooks from software, everything must be integrated into a comprehensive program. NorthStar has the award to prove it.
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Tania Saiz-Sousa


A Photo Is Worth a Thousand Words
Tania Saiz-Sousa, Marketing Manager

The Workbook for the Longman Photo Dictionary of American English provides meaningful and fun practice to help learners use and retain the vocabulary they learn. Get three sets of  downloadable worksheets (in PDF format) from the Workbook to see how it supports the Photo Dictionary.
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John Brezinsky
How to Be Sure Your Students Get Enough Grammar Practice
John Brezinsky, Higher Education Marketing Manager

Research shows that students need to practice grammar repeatedly in order to internalize it. Unfortunately, most students don’t get enough practice. This article describes the problem and suggests automatically graded online software (for as little as $11.50) as a solution.
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Kelsey Miller
Setting the New Standard: PTE Academic Launches!
Kelsey P. Miller, Senior Marketing Manager, Americas, Pearson Language Tests

Pearson Language Tests (PLT) is pleased to announce the official launch of Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). This computer-based test will deliver a more accurate and authentic measurement of English language proficiency.
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