Out and About in the World of Computers: An Introductory Computer Course for Beginning English Learners
by Amy Hemmert and Tina Sander
Category: Computer Learning with Language Learning
Language Level: Beginner, High Beginner
Education Sector: High School, Pre-University (Intensive type programs), Adult Education
| This innovative, practical textbook empowers beginning learners of English to succeed in the world of computers by developing their skills and confidence with Microsoft Word, the Internet, and email while simultaneously reinforcing their English skills.
Through Out & About in the World of Computers’ dynamic, student-centered approach, students will:
• build basic word processing skills;
• learn to navigate the Internet and use email;
• master useful vocabulary related to everyday topics, including housing, clothing, and shopping while building a core of computer-specific vocabulary;
• acquire important life skills through practical, hands-on activities related to the classroom, jobs, health, and the community;
• gain independence and confidence!
Each unit features step-by-step illustrated instructions that make teaching and learning computers fun. Units include vocabulary-building activities, skill reviews, portfolio projects, reading and writing assignments, interactive pair tasks, and unit checklists. Key language, vocabulary, and computer skills are recycled and reinforced in creative and stimulating ways.
In addition to the student book, the Out & About in the World of Computers program includes these components:
• Teacher's Guide, available as a FREE download at www.outandaboutenglish.com
• Web Site, www.OutAndAboutEnglish.com
The downloadable Teacher's Guide offers unit objectives, outlines, step-by-step procedures, additional activities, and background computer information--making even the most novice teacher feel comfortable!
The beginner-friendly Web site introduces students to the Internet and familiarizes them with Web page conventions without overloading them with complicated English. The clutter-free Web site supports the book with pages containing virtual bus schedules, grocery store offerings, menus, job listings, housing ads, and more.
Out & About in the World of Computers gives students the skills and confidence they need to use computers successfully at home, at school, and at work!
Designed for use with computers equipped with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, and Internet Explorer (Windows XP, pre-2007 versions of Word, and Internet Explorer 7).
Can be used independently or as a companion book to other components in the Out and About program.
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