International English – A visual presentation

A new school year is upon us. This teaching resource helps your students get acquainted with the content and aims of the course International English, using the cover of E2.

Are you planning to use E2 in class this year? Here is our suggested year plan. It may prove useful.

Good luck with the new school year!

Lesson plan – A visual presentation of International english

Suggested Year Plan for E2

Varieties of English in E2

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According to Statista, 1,500 million people speak English worldwide. Only 375 million of them are native speakers. This partly explains the subject name International English and it also justifies the competence aim: “enable pupils to give examples of other varieties of English than those that are used in the Anglo-American core area, and reflect on their distinctive character”. E2 includes:

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Teaching Resources from The Guardian

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On 2 May, as part of our annual English seminar, 57 Norwegian teachers visited the Guardian’s headquarter in central London. Head of Education, Margaret Holborn, promised to share all the useful resources presented. You find them below.

 

“Lots of viewpoints, knowledge, debate, questions, resources, not to mention inspiration that I can take with me into the classroom.”  

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Seminar International English

The launch of our new textbook for International English, E2, gives us the privilege and pleasure of inviting English teachers to a seminar in Oslo.

Samantha Simmonds, former journalist with the BBC and news anchor at Sky News, will shed light on Trump’s strategy of branding certain news outlets as “fake news”. She will also compare and contrast CNN and Fox News in particular, and TV news in the UK and US in general.

Moreover, we will present E2 and share useful tips on teaching International English.

When: 12 May 2017
Where: Gyldendalhuset, Oslo

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Dear teachers of International English!

We are absolutely delighted that so many of you want to come to London with us in connection with the launch of our new textbook, E2. The seminar was full within minutes and to those of you who were first past the post – we look forward to seeing you in Fitzrovia in May!

Oslo, 12 May
Soon we will be back with an invitation to Gyldendalhuset on Friday 12 May. Should a trip to Oslo be inconvenient we are more than happy to come to your school to present E2. Please get in touch and we will find a suitable date.

Registration is now closed

We are absolutely delighted that so many of you want to come to London with us in connection with the launch of our new textbook, E2. The seminar was full within minutes and to those of you who were first past the post – we look forward to seeing you in Fitzrovia in May!

Oslo, 12 May
Soon we will be back with an invitation to Gyldendalhuset on Friday 12 May. Should a trip to Oslo be inconvenient we are more than happy to come to your school to present E2. Please get in touch and we will find a suitable date.

 

 

Come with us to The Guardian!

This is a unique opportunity for International English teachers to visit and see for yourself how an international news organisation works!

On day one of our seminar, we visit the Guardian. Here you will:

  • tour the inside of the editorial floors and see the news cycle at work
  • hear The Guardian´s editors and journalists speak about the globalization of news, changing audiences and consumption patterns
  • receive ideas, tips and resources for use in the classroom

Stay tuned for what happens on day two, and be sure to be ready when we open for registration!

Where: London
When: 2-3 May
What: Free seminar for teachers of International English. Gyldendal sponsors the programme and accommodation from May 1st until May 3rd. You only need to book the flights yourselves!