American STUDIO Beginner
Towards Cambridge A2 Key
The language classroom is a studio – a space where learners can study and practice, before using the language they have learned in the outside world.
A fresh approach to lesson topics using 12 channels, a special focus on communication with an emphasis on pairwork tasks, innovative audio and video material to engage students, and mobile digital resources to enhance the learning experience.
To provide students with a greater variety of topics than other course books, each lesson in STUDIO is linked to a different theme or channel. The 12 STUDIO channels cover content relating to educational, real world, and CLIL topics.
Video-based functional lessons in each unit (101 things to do in English) develop students’ communication skills while the Studio Mix, Life Stories, and Studio Views lessons give students regular opportunities to watch as well as listen to people speaking.
Frequent opportunities for spoken interaction help students become confident speakers. STUDIO has a special emphasis on pairwork, with communicative tasks designed to develop accuracy and fluency, bringing the language to life.
Downloadable Vocabulary Beats in the Workbook allow students to repeat words that build into phrases set to a music track – a memorable and fun way to practice new vocabulary in the classroom, at home, or on the move.
The Helbling Media App includes all the pairwork activities in a unique mobile format. The App also has all the video and audio material, as well as the Vocabulary Beats. The Quick Notes and Answer Keys allow teachers to present classes from the App.
The Language Studio at the back of each book provides a visual vocabulary reference, extra writing tasks linked to material in the course, and a complete grammar reference.
American STUDIO Intermediate
Cambridge B1 Preliminary, Towards B2 First
IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
Student’s Book and Workbook as separate volumes provide material for the classroom and further practice at home.
With each volume providing six Student’s Book units and six Workbook units, this version is ideal for short courses and one semester programs.
All American STUDIO teachers’ materials are also available in flexible formats to match the versions.
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Technology made easy
Helbling e-zone is the Learning Management System (LMS) developed by Helbling.
It consists of a user-friendly online platform for both teachers and students.
A state-of-the-art interactive Student’s Book & Workbook with integrated audio and video plus extra activities:
An interactive version of the student’s material for presentation on an interactive whiteboard.
Full audio and video content on the go.
The STUDIO functional language lessons use video in a unique and innovative way, in all levels. Apart from being able to watch everyday scenes and see how useful phrases are said in context (often in a humorous way), students can literally put themselves in the picture. By following simple pathway instructions in the book and on the app, students can create their own scenes, using the same "videoscape" backgrounds as the actors in the videos. The 101 Things lessons include pronunciation tasks on sounds, stress, intonation, and connected speech.
101 Things to do in English video-based lessons
101 Useful Phrases video
Audio and video are used extensively throughout the course. Each unit includes a lesson in which people talk about their lives. These are presented alternately using video and audio. Using the Helbling Media App, students can watch and listen again outside the classroom.
for Beginner and Elementary
In these video/audio lessons, a group of people talk about their lives and interests or complete tasks, providing a model for tasks the students complete themselves.
for Pre-intermediate and Intermediate
In each video/audio lesson, an individual talks about a personal event or experience. Watching and listening to these stories helps bring them to life, making them more meaningful and easier to understand.
for Upper-intermediate and Advanced
These are longer video/audio recordings in which two or more people discuss different topics and issues in an interview situation, helping students get used to the challenges of natural delivery and multiple speakers.