02.10.2014

Network Now Companions

Teaching tip

The Network Now series has been expanded with the welcome addition of four useful Companions – for A1 Starter, A1, A2.1 and A2.2.

 

Use them for further Selfstudy or in the classroom: the Network Now Companions will provide your students with an opportunity to consolidate their learning from the Network Now coursebooks.

Students often ask for more practice (or you can see that they would benefit from more practice) and now you have the perfect solution: one Companion for each Network Now coursebook of the A1 and of the A2 level. You can use the Companions, or parts of them, in the lesson - perhaps you’d like to add more reading to a lesson or you need some short lesson fillers - or you can recommend the Companions to your students and ask them to complete the Selfstudy activities at home, either parallel to your course or after the course, i.e. in the semester break before the next course starts. And with mixed ability classes, you might like to pick an exercise for those students who have finished a classroom activity well ahead of the others.

So what can you expect?

For each Step of a Unit in the coursebook, the 56-page Companion offers two pages of additional practice material, and Step 3 is then followed by a lively double page Topic section.

The additional practice material includes reading texts and guided exercises which practise the grammar, structures and phrases from the respective Step in the coursebook. The second page of Step 3 focusses on the Vocabulary from the single Unit consolidating the main word groups.

The Topics after Step 3 in the A1 Companion, for example, are on Airports, Ireland, A get-together, Shopping, Journeys and You - all of which are linked to their respective Unit in the coursebook. At the end of each Topic there are Four fun facts, which provide some additional entertaining reading and these could well be used as a conversation prompt in the classroom. For Airports, one of the facts is: American Airlines saved $40,000 by taking 1 olive off every salad. You could ask students about airline food and whether they have eaten anything delicious / horrible on a plane.

There is, of course, also plenty of opportunity for personalization: Now you … exercises allow students to give information about themselves and to respond with meaningful answers that are true for them personally. In Step 3 of Unit 1 in the A1 Companion, for example, there are three Now you … exercises: What do you do in your free time?, Write down 6 things in your bag and What’s your job? / What do you do?

Each Companion is accompanied by an Audio-CD so students also have the opportunity to listen to and repeat useful phrases, improve their pronunciation in Say it right exercises and to listen to the reading texts to boost their listening skills.

The exercises are all guided, and the inclusion of appropriate Help-boxes supports the students if they are completing the exercises at home. There is a key to the exercises at the back of each Companion, which means students can check their answers and work independently.

Therefore, if your students need consolidation in their learning, more reading and some personalization, then the Network Now Companions are just the thing. And by using the Companions, your learners will increase their competence in the use of the language they have learnt. 

And if you and your students would like even more material, then what about the English Network Pockets series?!

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