Frequently Asked Questions
What’s new about Interchange Fourth Edition?
The biggest change to Interchange Fourth Edition is the range of new digital components available for students and teachers. These new components, together with changes to the overall component array, make Interchange Fourth Edition more flexible than ever: easier to use, more flexible, and even more comprehensive.
Has the syllabus changed?
Interchange Fourth Edition features the same trusted methodology and proven approach that have made Interchange so successful and effective over the years. Based on user feedback, we have been careful to preserve the core Interchange syllabus and approach, while updating the material, to give it a fresh look and feel.
How have you updated the Student’s Book?
Interchange Fourth Edition features an updated design and updated artwork. Readings and Snapshots have been revised, updated, or replaced. Where needed, Grammar Focus boxes and Vocabulary sets, as well as individual activities, have been reworked (based on user feedback) to make them more effective.
What’s new in the Student’s Book?
In the back of the Interchange Fourth Edition Student’s Book is a new Grammar Plus section, which provides additional grammar practice for in-class use or after-class study. The Student’s Book also contains the new Self-Study DVD-ROM with video, which provides students with a range of activities for additional skills practice, as well as the complete Interchange video for additional spoken English input.
Will there be a new Arcade for the fourth edition?
Yes. Interchange Fourth Edition features an all-new Arcade, with fun, interactive, self-scoring activities to practice vocabulary, grammar, listening, and reading. The Arcade also gives students the complete Interchange Fourth Edition Class Audio as downloadable mp3 files for additional listening practice.
Will Interchange Fourth Edition have Online Workbooks?
Yes. Online Workbooks are available for Interchange Fourth Edition. They reinforce the material presented in the Student’s Book and feature a variety of activities in an easy-to-use format that delivers instant results to both students and teachers.
Has Interchange Fourth Edition been correlated to the CEFR?
Yes. Interchange Fourth Edition features a complete correlation to the Common European Framework of Reference.
Will the Interactive Whiteboard software be updated?
Interchange Fourth Edition Presentation Plus will replace the current Interchange Third Edition Interactive Whiteboard software. Each level of Presentation Plus will contain the Student’s Book with answers, the Workbook with answers, the Class Audio with script, the video with script, the Video Activities with answers, the complete Arcade, as well as a link to Cambridge Dictionaries Online. It will be usable with a computer and projector or through an interactive whiteboard.
Is there anything new about the Interchange Fourth Edition tests?
Tests, quizzes, and test audio for each level of Interchange Fourth Edition are included on a CD in the Teachers’ Edition, which contains each test and quiz as both downloadable pdf files and as MS Word documents for easy customization. In addition, Interchange Fourth Edition now features an Interchange/Passages Online Placement Test, which has been optimized for web delivery with a built-in reporting system for delivering immediate results.
I currently use Interchange Third Edition. Will it be difficult for my school to change over to Interchange Fourth Edition?
Not at all! We have created a handy Transition Guide to guide teachers and coordinators through the change over to the new edition. In addition, we have created Resource Overviews for each unit of Interchange Fourth Edition, showing how all the components fit together to support the core Student’s Book activities. These will make planning clear and straightforward.
How will the new video be incorporated into Interchange Fourth Edition?
The Interchange Video Program has been completely updated with all-new DVDs and Video Resource Books and can be used with any edition of Interchange. The videos and Video Activities are contained in the new Presentation Plus software for convenient classroom use. The videos are also contained in the Student Self-Study DVD-ROMs for additional practice outside class.