Speakout

Discover Speakout, an English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier. The BBC videos expose students to a wide array of words and accents, familiarizing students with English as it is spoken. By watching many such videos, students learn proper pronunciation, expand their vocabulary bank and reinforce their English-language confidence.

Authors: Frances Eales, JJ Wilson, Antonia Clare, Steve Oakes
Subject: Integrated Skills
Level: From Low-beginner to Advanced
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Real English in the classroom

Discover Speakout, an English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier. The BBC videos expose students to a wide array of words and accents, familiarizing students with English as it is spoken. By watching many such videos, students learn proper pronunciation, expand their vocabulary bank and reinforce their English-language confidence.

More than just speaking skills

In Speakout Second Edition, speaking activities are prominent, but not at the expense of the other core language skills of reading, writing and listening, which are developed systematically throughout. This course follows a balanced approach to topics, language development and language-skills work.

A course that meets the needs and expectations of students

Speakout Second Edition:

1- Builds learners’ confidence in English:

  • Authentic real-world language, frequent repetition and carefully structured tasks build learners’ confidence and train them to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations.  
  • Clips from BBC programs and “on the street” interviews expose learners to different words and accents, familiarizing them with English as it is spoken in the real world.

2- Encourages learners to spend more time on tasks:

  • Carefully structured tasks and activities encourage learners to talk and write about their own experiences, which makes the learning process more enjoyable and memorable.  
  • Clear objectives in every unit help learners focus on what they will achieve so they can keep track of how they are improving.  
  • Extra practice materials are available to help learners address problems in specific areas, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and other language skills.

3- Helps learners achieve their personal goals:

  • Speakout gives learners practice in working collaboratively and builds communication skills that are essential for study and the workplace.  
  • GSE/CEFR mapping helps students track their progress and see the relevance of what they are learning.

Frances Eales

Frances Eales is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who has worked in numerous countries around the world including the UK, France, Hungary, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Russia. She has worked as a teacher trainer at International House, London and has written for the Cutting Edge series (Pearson ELT).

JJ Wilson

JJ Wilson is a teacher, teacher trainer and co-author of Language to Go Upper Intermediate and Total English Intermediate and Advanced (Pearson ELT). He has lived and worked in Egypt, Lesotho, Colombia, the UK, Italy and the US. He is currently a faculty member at the School of Education, Western New Mexico University, US. He is also the author of How to Teach Listening (Pearson ELT) which won an English Speaking Union award for the Best Book for Teachers.

Antonia Clare

Antonia Clare is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. She has taught and trained with International House and the British Council in many countries around the world including Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Portugal, Ukraine, Poland, South Africa and the UK. She is a co-author of Language to Go Upper-Intermediate and Total English Intermediate and Advanced (Pearson ELT).

Steve Oakes

Steve Oakes is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who has worked in numerous countries around the world including the UK, the US, Japan and South Africa, as well as various parts of Central Europe. He has been the Head of Teacher Training at International House, Budapest since 1997.

‘Speakout is a breath of fresh air: a novel, imaginative and contemporary approach to learning, with successfully integrated media, rich in authentic English to engage with. The course delivers a variety of exciting and motivating exercises and activities which would give any school, class, teacher or learner a significant learning resource and learning experience.’ 

English Speaking Union, www.esu.org

'Speakout is the best English course book I have ever used. With communicative and meaningful activities. The videos are very helpful. As a teacher of English, I recommend it to my students.'

Teacher, Morocco

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Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Starter | Book w/ DVD 978-1-2921-1598-6 X $57.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Starter | Book w/ DVD + MyEnglishLab STUDENT (12-month access) 978-1-2921-1599-3 X 12 months $91.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Starter | Workbook 978-1-2921-1448-4 X $34.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Starter | Teacher's Book 978-1-2921-2017-1 X $72.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Starter | Audio CD 978-1-4479-7699-8 $79.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Starter | ActiveTeach 978-1-4479-7698-1 $140.95
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Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Elementary | Book w/ DVD 978-1-2921-1592-4 X $57.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Elementary | Book w/ DVD + MyEnglishLab STUDENT (12-month access) 978-1-2921-1593-1 X 12 months $93.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Elementary | Workbook 978-1-2921-1430-9 X $35.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Elementary | Teacher's Book 978-1-2921-2014-0 X $72.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Elementary | Audio CD 978-1-4479-7668-4 $79.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Elementary | ActiveTeach 978-1-4479-7667-7 $140.95
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Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Pre-Intermediate | Book w/ DVD 978-1-2921-1597-9 X $57.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Pre-Intermediate | Book w/ DVD + MyEnglishLab STUDENT (12-month access) 978-1-2921-1596-2 X 12 months $91.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Pre-Intermediate | Workbook 978-1-2921-1442-2 X $34.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Pre-Intermediate | Teacher's Book 978-1-2921-2016-4 X $72.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Pre-Intermediate | Audio CD 978-1-4479-7689-9 $79.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Pre-Intermediate | ActiveTeach 978-1-4479-7688-2 $140.95
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Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Intermediate | Book w/ DVD 978-1-2921-1594-8 X $57.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Intermediate | Book w/ DVD + MyEnglishLab STUDENT (12-month access) 978-1-2921-1595-5 X 12 months $91.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Intermediate | Workbook 978-1-2921-1436-1 X $35.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Intermediate | Teacher's Book 978-1-2921-2015-7 X $72.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Intermediate | Audio CD 978-1-4479-7678-3 $81.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Intermediate | ActiveTeach 978-1-4479-7677-6 $140.95
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Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Upper Intermediate | Book w/ DVD 978-1-2921-1601-3 X $57.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Upper Intermediate | Book w/ DVD + MyEnglishLab STUDENT (12-month access) 978-1-2921-1600-6 X 12 months $91.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Upper Intermediate | Workbook 978-1-2921-1454-5 X $35.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Upper Intermediate | Teacher's Book 978-1-2921-2018-8 X $72.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Upper Intermediate | Audio CD 978-1-4479-7709-4 $81.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Upper Intermediate | ActiveTeach 978-1-4479-7708-7 $140.95
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Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Advanced | Book w/ DVD 978-1-2921-1590-0 X $64.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Advanced | Book w/ DVD + MyEnglishLab STUDENT (12-month access) 978-1-2921-1591-7 X 12 months $93.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Advanced | Workbook 978-1-2921-1423-1 X $35.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Advanced | Teacher's Book 978-1-2921-2013-3 X $72.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Advanced | Audio CD 978-1-4479-7658-5 $81.95
Speakout, 2nd Ed. - Advanced | ActiveTeach 978-1-4479-7657-8 $140.95

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