Evolve Digital

    A six-level English course that gets students speaking with confidence.

    This flexible online course combines asynchronous learning content with synchronous, teacher-led lessons to meet the changing needs in language schools and higher education.

    Authors

    David Baker, Kenna Bourke, Lindsay Clandfield, Ben Goldstein, Leslie Ann Hendra, Mark Ibbotson, Ceri Jones, Philip J. Kerr, Kathryn O’Dell, Chris Speck

    Suitable for:

    Adults & young adults

    CEFR Levels:

    A1–C1

    English Type:

    American English

    Length:

    60–120 hours

    Format:

    Digital

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    Why choose Evolve Digital

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    Simplicity

    The simplicity of the online course makes it easy for your adult and young adult students to learn more autonomously, while saving you valuable time on marking and administrative tasks.

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    Flexibility

    The combination of online content, alongside ready-made teaching materials, gives you the flexibility to deliver your online English course in a variety of ways, using any kind of digital device.

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    Success

    Our expertise in course design and testing ensures that language learning success is made visible through carefully integrated assessment and progress reporting.

    What makes Evolve Digital special?

    Expectations around online language courses have evolved rapidly in recent years. Our insights-led approach ensures that Evolve Digital delivers an engaging course underpinned by digital pedagogy you can trust.

      We know how valuable a teacher’s time is, so the course minimizes administrative tasks in order to maximize the time teachers can spend on delivering great learning experiences. 
      • Evolve Digital is delivered through Cambridge One, which makes setting up classes and monitoring students straightforward and intuitive. 
      • Much of the course is auto-marked and teachers can easily track the progress of individual students or see the performance of the whole class at a glance. 
      • For productive speaking and writing tasks that are submitted to the teacher, giving a score and feedback is simple and can be done just as easily on a smartphone as on a laptop or desktop computer. 
      • Ready-made  synchronous lessons and teaching notes for in-person and virtual classes are another great time-saving feature. They both minimize time spent on lesson preparation and are also flexible enough to be quickly and easily adapted to meet your specific teaching needs.

       

      Easy administration and time-saving features
      No single student, teacher, or educational institution has the same needs. With Evolve Digital you can deliver the right blend of learning for your own context.

      The course is perfect when students are studying remotely and teachers simply need to monitor their progress. However, the ready-made synchronous lessons and guidance mean that combining independent, online learning with synchronous, teacher-led classes is simple.

      Up to four hours of lesson content per unit is provided, and teachers can use as much or as little of this as they need to.

      The synchronous lessons have a particular focus on communicative language practice, as we know from research that opportunities to speak with peers and with the teacher are particularly important to students.

      Students and teachers expect digital content to be just as accessible on their smartphones as on a laptop or desktop computer.

      Evolve Digital has therefore been designed "mobile first" to ensure that the experience on a smartphone is just as good as on a larger screen.

      Accessing the course is made even easier by ensuring that everything is in one place on Cambridge One, so there’s no need to log in to different platforms, download apps, or remember multiple passwords.

      Flexible course delivery
      The repetitive nature of some online courses can lead toA variety of content leading to better learning outcomes high drop-out rates and poor results.

       

      • Evolve Digital keeps students motivated with plenty of variety in language input and practice activities, making the most of multimedia, including lots of video. This helps to sustain engagement and get the very best outcomes. 
      • The video content includes animated grammar presentations, dramas, documentaries, “person-on-the-street" videos, and short clips from “real students” and, at the higher levels, “expert speakers” who act as near-peer role models. These role models can be particularly valuable to students who are reluctant to speak, showing what’s achievable at their level and giving them the confidence and space to develop their speaking skills freely.  

       

       

      Video that sustains engagement

       

       

      Studying online can sometimes feel very lonely, so we have included features to help guide and support students through their independent learning and keep them motivated.
      • Motivation through guidanceContent includes "real teacher" videos at the start and end of each unit which introduce the learning objectives and reflect on what’s been achieved, plus lots of friendly encouragement and carefully worded introductions to tasks.
      • Timely, relevant, and helpful feedback is also key to keeping students motivated. This needs to go beyond marking answers right and wrong, so we’ve incorporated regular feedback that also explains the answers. 
      • Unit progress tests and mid-term and end-of-course final tests provide additional ways for students and their teachers to measure progress and success. This progress is clearly displayed in user-friendly, intuitive dashboards on Cambridge One. 
      Regardless of where and how they’re studying, we know that students consider their ability to speak as evidence of their progress in English.

      The Student’s Course therefore makes use of the latest speech recognition technology, building students’ confidence to interact in real-world scenarios. 

      Unlike many other online courses, speaking skills are very much at the heart of the course.  You’ll find a combination of automated speaking activities built into the Student’s Course, productive speaking tasks that can be recorded and submitted to the teacher for feedback, and lots of great, communicative teaching materials in the optional, teacher-led lessons in the Teacher’s Companion. 

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      Buying for a school or instituition?

      If you'd like some more information or are ready to make a purchase, get in touch with one one of our Sales representatives.

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      If your teacher has asked you to purchase the course, then you can visit our shop to view more information and buy online.

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      Cambridge One is your home for digital learning and the place where you can access the Evolve Digital Student’s Course and the Teacher’s Companion, along with all of the resources for teachers.

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      Evolve Digital

      This flexible online course combines independent learning with synchronous teacher-led lessons, to meet the changing needs in language schools and higher education.

        Students work through the Student’s Course asynchronously. 

         

        • The course materials are expertly designed for independent learning, covering all four skills and providing instruction and guidance as well as practice and production opportunities. 
        • We know that studying online can sometimes feel very lonely, so we have included “real teacher” content to help guide and motivate your students through their independent learning. This includes videos at the start and end of each unit, and lots of friendly support throughout. 
        • Timely, relevant, and helpful feedback is also key to keeping students motivated. This needs to go beyond marking answers right and wrong, so we’ve incorporated regular feedback that also explains the answers.

        Teachers can track the progress of their students through the intuitive dashboards on Cambridge One.

         

        • In addition to seeing how well your students are performing and how long they are spending online, you can assign work, mark the productive speaking and writing tasks, and ask students to resubmit their work in response to your feedback. 
        • The independent, online learning can be further supported with optional teacher-led lessons. Ready-made lessons in the Teacher’s Companion will help you make the most of this valuable time with your students. 
        • The ready-made lessons also include teaching notes for delivering these synchronous lessons online or in a physical classroom, so virtual lessons can be just as successful as those that are classroom-based.
        • Unit progress tests, as well as mid-term and final tests, help both students and their teachers measure progress and success. 
        • A placement test is also available, on request, to help place the students at the right level prior to starting the course. 

        How Evolve Digital works

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        See how Evolve Digital works for teachers

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        See how Evolve Digital works for Students

        Getting started with Evolve Digital

        This guide introduces the course and provides support for teachers and administrators

        Resources

        Cambridge One is your home for digital learning and the place where you can access the Evolve Digital course for students and all of the resources for teachers.

        Student's Course

        The online course for independent learning

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        Teacher's Companion

        Ready-made lessons and teaching guidance.

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        Getting started

        Student, teacher, and administrator guides to getting started on Cambridge One

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        How Evolve Digital works

        Evolve Digital Teacher Experience video
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        See how Evolve Digital works for teachers

        Evolve Digital Student Experience video
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        See how Evolve Digital works for Students

        Getting started with Evolve Digital

        This guide introduces the course and provides support for teachers and administrators

        Help & Support

        Looking for help with Evolve Digital? Take a look at the frequently asked questions below.

          Buying for a school or institution?  If you would like any further information about Evolve Digital or are ready to make a purchase, contact one of our Sales representatives today.  They will be able to answer any questions you might have and let you know about any additional support they can provide, as well as the price of the course.

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          Student purchases If your school or institution has advised you to purchase the course, you can visit our shop to view further information and buy online.

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          Yes, you can take a look at Evolve Digital sample content in Cambridge One. Contact your local Sales Representative if you would like to trial the course at your school.

           

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          Yes, it is possible for students to work independently online and complete the course. However, for the best learning experience, we would recommend that a teacher monitor student progress and be available to provide feedback on the productive speaking and writing tasks.

          No, the synchronous lessons are not an essential part of the course. These are optional and designed for schools who want to offer students virtual or classroom-based lessons in addition to the self-paced online learning.

          Yes. All of the online learning is delivered through Cambridge One, which works just as well on smartphones as it does on laptop and desktop computers. So, students can access the course on any digital device. Similarly, teachers can monitor student progress, assign work and provide feedback on productive tasks using their smartphone or their computer.

          No, at present the course requires an internet connection at all times.

          Each of the six levels takes a minimum of 60 hours to complete. However, the learning can be extended up to 120 hours per level if all of the additional resources and synchronous, teacher-led lessons are used.

          Evolve is a teacher-led course, consisting of a print coursebook (also available as an eBook) and additional content such as a digital workbook and classroom presentation software.

          Evolve Digital follows the same curriculum as Evolve, with the same number of units and very similar content. However, the core content has been designed for independent learning.

          If you are looking for an online course that students can study independently, with minimal supervision from a teacher and optional synchronous lessons, then Evolve Digital is the best option.

          If you are looking for a teacher-led course, delivered mainly through synchronous lessons (online or in a classroom), then take a look at Evolve.  

          How Evolve Digital works

          Evolve Digital Teacher Experience video
          Video

          See how Evolve Digital works for teachers

          Evolve Digital Student Experience video
          Video

          See how Evolve Digital works for Students

          Getting started with Evolve Digital

          This guide introduces the course and provides support for teachers and administrators

          How to buy

          Buying for a school or instituition?

          If you'd like some more information or are ready to make a purchase, get in touch with one of our Sales representatives.

          Students can buy online

          If your teacher has asked you to purchase the course, then you can visit our shop to view more information and buy online.