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  • Ventures

    Second Edition

    The six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult education. Ventures features an integrated-skills approach that teaches practical communication in an educational, workplace, family, or community setting. The flexibility of this series ensures ease of use in open-enrollment, managed-enrollment, and traditional programs.

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    Authors: Gretchen Bitterlin, Dennis Johnson, Donna Price, Sylvia Ramirez, K. Lynn Savage

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    Ventures is the most comprehensive series for adult education. It features an integrated-skills approach that teaches practical communication in an educational, workplace, family, or community setting. The flexibility of this series ensures ease of use in open-enrollment, managed-enrollment, and traditional programs.
    Ventures promotes student success. High-interest topics throughout the series motivate students; learner persistence is increased through the use of real-world language that can be used outside of the classroom; Ventures is the only program offering a transitions level, designed to develop the unique skills students need for careers and post-secondary education; and robust technology tools expose students to the skills necessary for success in today's digital society.
    Ventures promotes teacher success. It is flexible and is designed to work seamlessly for a variety of different contact hours; multilevel support is offered throughout the series, so instructors are well equipped to address the needs of all their students; and it includes a wealth of resources with over 10 different components, hundreds of free reproducible worksheets, and a professional development DVD.

    See how Ventures enables Better Learning experiences

    Better Learning is our simple approach where deeper insights help shape richer content that drives stronger results.

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    The Best of Both Worlds 

    Ventures combines a comprehensive curriculum in real-world language with a scope and sequence that covers every major set of standards, from CASAS to the CCRS.

    The Best of Both Worlds

    Ventures combines a comprehensive curriculum in real-world language with a scope and sequence that covers every major set of standards, from CASAS to the CCRS.

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    Correlated to the College and Career Readiness Standards

    Between the books and the downloadable resources, Ventures meets every single College and Career Readiness Standard.

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      Deeper Insights  

    Built by Adult Educators 

    The Ventures author team has unparalleled experience in the classroom and in administration.

    Classroom Knowledge

    Each author began as a teacher, putting long hours into understanding the needs of adult learners. Their combined expertise and ongoing classroom testing makes them ideal authors.

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    Administrative Knowledge

    The authors have helped draft the CCRS, chaired the Adult Standards board of TESOL, written training materials for integrating workforce skills into ESL, written items for CASAS, and won numerous awards.

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      Stronger Results  

    Success for every Student 

    our students come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of objectives. Ventures makes sure that everyone can learn at their own pace and everyone can achieve their goals.

    Multi-level Support

    Every student can succeed if you can meet them at their level. The Teacher's Manuals provide a wealth of suggestions for managing multilevel classrooms, and a set of lesson planners gives you full support.

    Career and Educational Pathways

    In order to ensure that your students are ready for career or further education, Ventures offers a set of worksheets that help them chart their path and meet their goal.                                         

      What teachers and learners say  

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      and learners say  

    N. Martinez

    Amazon Review, United States

    "Perfect package for continued learning. Best used in a classroom situation although the online component could be used for individual/partner study."

    Kay S

    Amazon Review, United States

    "I love the Ventures series; excellent progression of language for real life English usage. Students can follow it well."

    Audrey Grier

    Amazon Review, United States

    "I love this series for adult English learners. Clean layout, the grammar progressions makes sense, and the online practice resources are valuable."

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