English Australia Journal : English Australia Journal 27.1
EA Journal Volume 27 No 1 103 and it is a useful supplement to the e-Portfolio DVD-ROM. Students can use them together to create their own personal work portfolio along with an actual ‘can-do’ register of their progress. The Teacher’s Pack consists of a Teacher’s Book and DVD-ROM. The detailed notes in the Teacher’s Book have been written with a variety of class types, teaching styles and learners in mind, and newer teachers in particular will appreciate the suggestions, tips, alternatives and extras. It is also helpful, given the sheer quantity of material, that it contains detailed information regarding the features in both the Coursebook and Self-study pack. The teacher’s DVD-ROM has three extra printable activities for each unit, including board games, matching cards and so on. There are also progress tests for each unit, and three skills-focused achievement tests. In addition, the DVD- ROM also contains the videos from the Self-study pack in case you would rather adapt them for class use. A digital copy of the Teacher’s Book and tables showing how English Unlimited maps onto the Common European Framework (CEF) are found on the DVD-ROM too. The amount of materials and resources related to English Unlimited Intermediate can seem a little overwhelming, but remember this publication has been designed for maximum flexibility in a wide range of teaching contexts, and the materials are meant to be selected and adapted according to need. It is well worth the initial effort in acquainting yourself with what is available to see how it can be modified to suit your individual teaching context. I believe English Unlimited is perfect for the monolingual or multilingual classroom. Its relevant, appealing topics and activities, and its special focus on intercultural competence, make it a course with genuine international applications in assisting learners to become more culturally sensitive and effective communicators. Jakki Postlethwaite has been teaching EFL/ESL for 10 years, both in Australia and overseas. She will soon be embarking on a new position in Tasmania as an ESL teacher to refugees.
English Australia Journal 27.2