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Reading Explorer

Reading Explorer, Second Edition

Language(s): American English

Level(s): Low-beginning, Beginning, Low-intermediate (US), Intermediate, High-intermediate, Advanced

Overview

The new edition of the best-selling six-level Reading Explorer series will bring the world to the classroom like never before through new and updated topics, video, and visuals from National Geographic. Reading Explorer teaches learners to think and read critically to encourage a generation of informed global citizens.

Authors

Nancy Douglas
Nancy Douglas is a teacher, materials writer, and editor who has been in ELT for over twenty years. She has extensive experience working with students from around the world and has co-authored several courses, including the best-selling series World Link and Reading Explorer. She has also edited print and Web-based materials for English language learners as well as professional development courses for teachers.
 
Becky Tarver Chase
Becky Tarver Chase is an experienced English instructor who has taught all subject areas including reading, writing, grammar, communication skills, and test preparation. She has worked at universities and in private programs in the United States, Mexico, and Thailand. Her current focus is on creating effective language-learning materials, and she is one of the authors of the World English, Reading Explorer, Close-Up, and Pathways series from National Geographic Learning.
 
Helen Huntley
Helen Huntley is currently the Vietnam Director of a cooperative undergraduate 2+2 program between California State University, San Bernardino, and the National Economics University, Hanoi, serving as liaison between the two universities and directing the English language program. She was Director of the Intensive English Program at West Virginia University in the United States from 1996-2006, followed by a year as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, and three years as a Senior English Language Fellow in Vietnam. She is a published author and consultant for National Geographic Learning, and has presented at numerous international conferences on a wide variety of educational topics. In addition, she has assumed leadership positions in professional educational organizations in the United States and has consulted on a variety of educational projects.
 
David Bohlke
David Bohlke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, program director, editor, and materials writer. He has taught in universities, high schools, language institutes in Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco, and has conducted multiple teacher-training workshops in Asia, the Middle East, Latin American, and Africa. David holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. He is currently based in Singapore.
 
Paul MacIntyre
Paul MacIntyre earned his MA in TESL from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been an ELT professional for over 20 years. Paul has teaching experience in Japan and the United States, and as an editor participated in the development of numerous ELT courses for classrooms around the world. As a writer, he has contributed to various major course book and testing programs. For National Geographic Learning he is proud to have authored Reading Explorer 2, Reading Explorer 4, and most recently Pathways Listening and Speaking 4.
 
Kristin L. Johannsen
Kristin Johannsen held an MA in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She had extensive experience teaching English in Japan, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, France, and the United States. She has presented her ideas on global issues at multiple conferences around the world and was a published author. She spoke several languages including French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, and Korean.
 
Bruce Rogers
Bruce Rogers taught ESL and test preparation courses at the Economics Institute at the University of Colorado, USA, since 1979. He has also taught in special programs in Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, the Czech Republic, and Egypt. In addition to this series, he is the author of Introductory Guide to the TOEIC Test and The Complete Guide to TOEIC Test, both with National Geographic Learning.
 
Technology
 
 
Online Workbooks Powered by MyELT, Online Workbooks have both teacher-led and self-study options. This contains the 10 National Geographic video clips, supported by interactive, automatically graded activities that practice the skills learned in the Student Books. 

Student and Instructor eBooks Powered by VitalSource® Bookshelf, our eBooks give learners fully integrated online, downloadable, and mobile access to their programs. Work on a laptop, log in from the library, or use on a smart phone or tablet. Our eBooks keep everything in sync - online and offline. With eBooks you can...

  • View on devices running Mac®, Windows®, iOS™, and Android™
  • Access video and audio
  • Search for keywords or phrases
  • Skip to any section with a functional table of contents
  • Highlight text and make notes

Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView®, containing a bank of ready-made questions for quick and effective assessment.

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