Get ready for Speakout 2nd edition​!

Get ready for Speakout 2nd editionWe’re very pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of Speakout is now available for Spain & Portugal and it will arrive throughout 2017 to other Hispanic countries.

Discover the new edition of the award-winning course for teaching English as it is spoken. Using content from the BBC, Speakout 2nd Edition builds the skills and knowledge students need to communicate confidently.

Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier.

It follows a balanced approach to topics, language development and skills work. Speaking activities are prominent, but not at the expense of the other core skills of reading, writing and listening, which are developed systematically throughout.

Message from the authors:

“Our first priority in writing Speakout Second Edition was to find out what people liked about the first edition and what could be improved. To that end, we asked teachers and learners around the world for feedback on every level of the course. What did they like? What worked well in class? What changes would they like to see?

We then took a fresh look at every single exercise in the series and improved or updated it based on the feedback we’d received. We revised the grammar, vocabulary and skills syllabuses in line with the Global Scale of English, we ensured that there was more recycling and practice of key language, and we included a wealth of up-to-date new material.”

Antonia Clare, Frances Eales, Steve Oakes, JJ Wilson

Find out more about the 2nd edition

Speakout 2nd edition

Seven easy warmers and fillers for the English language classroom

Every lesson needs a warmer and there are few that go by that don’t have an odd five or ten minutes that need filling with something to keep your students on their toes or to give the class a change of pace.

Visit the ELT Learning Journeys blog, where we look at seven easy warmers and fillers for the English language classroom.

Teaching elementary learners – some tips

• When giving instructions, use gestures and always demonstrate an activity rather than explaining it; do it with a student yourself or ask two students to do it in front of the class.

• Remember to praise learners – insecurity is a major factor in inhibiting lower level learners and a bit of encouragement from the teacher can go a long way.

What’s new in Speakout 2nd edition?

Speakout 2nd editionYou asked for more material to engage students…
We’ve added wonderful new material from the BBC to motivate learners.

You asked for more support in improving students’ pronunciation…
We’ve strengthened the syllabus with a wider range of pronunciation features and tasks.

You wanted texts that were contemporary and relevant to your students…
Our new reading texts reflect the texts and voices students come across in real life.

You wanted your students to hear the different ways people speak English…
Our new authentic listening clips expose students to a wider variety of international accents.

You told us that beautiful design makes teaching easier in class…
The new, clear design makes every page easier to navigate while striking new visuals capture students’ attention and prompt language practice.

You asked for ‘more’: more grammar, more vocabulary, more pronunciation…
The new resource library Speakout Extra is full of additional grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and skills practice for exploiting the BBC clips and interviews.

You wanted more materials to support the areas that are the most problematic for Spanish-speaking learners of English…
The new Speakout 2nd edition Study Boosters for Spanish speaking learners of English provide self study material which focuses on the challenges faced by Spanish learners. They contain tips and explanations, as well as additional grammar practice, vocabulary activities, pronunciation exercises and writing practice to help learners build their confidence in English.

Please contact us at if you have questions about Speakout. ​Looking forward to talking to you soon!​

Related articles:

– Interview of JJ Wilson, Speakout 2nd edition author, at ACEIA 2015

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