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Backpack Second Edition
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Backpack is the proven seven-level course for young learners of English that offers a communicative program based on cross-curricular content and task-based activities. The new edition of Backpack incorporates the latest trends and up-to-the-minute technology.

Features of the new edition:

  • Teaches learners to speak English through social practice.
  • Incorporates a strong values strand in the Student Books.
  • Has a stronger focus on grammar and writing skills:
    • new Sound and Spelling sections in the Student Books and Workbooks.
    • a writing and a grammar section in every Student Book.
Backpack authors Mario Herrera and Diane Pinkley
About the authors
Read about co-authors Mario Herrera and Diane Pinkley and download Podcasts of the authors talking about teaching techniques.
Click here to read an interview with Mario Herrera.
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  • Using the Interactive Whiteboard NEW!
  • The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) feature may be used in a number of different ways. It allows the teacher to focus on particular aspects of each lesson as needed in order to review, warm up, present, reinforce, apply, or assess learning. Not only does use of the IWB improve students' motivation in general, it appeals to multiple learning styles and helps students process information in different modalities. Below are several examples of ways to use the IWB.
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Backpack Graphic Organizers
Graphic organizers are ideal for use in the EFL classroom because key content information is visually represented in understandable form.
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Teacher Development Interactive
Professional Development for Primary Teachers

The world’s leading ELT experts provide powerful online professional development.

Program features:
  • Internationally recognized First TESL/TEFL Certificate from the ELT Institute, Hunter College, City University of New York after successfully finishing four modules.
  • Interactive instruction using video, audio, and text.
  • Classroom video segments show practical application of methodology.
  • Ongoing assessment.
  • Easy-to-use course management tools.
  • Appropriate for self-study or for instructor-led groups.
You can find more information on the Teacher Development Interactive website
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Mario Herrera
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Mario Herrera

Implementing Trends: CLIL, 21st Century Skills and Assessment for Learning.

Competent Teachers for Competent Students

Jose Luis Morales June 13th
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Online Gaming and Learner Autonomy: Supporting Language Teaching and Learning.

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