Ventures 2nd Edition is a six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult-education ESL.
The Ventures 2nd Edition interleaved Level 1 Teacher's Edition includes easy-to-follow lesson plans for every unit. It offers tips and suggestions for addressing common areas of difficulty for students, as well as suggested expansion activities for improving learner persistence. The Teacher's Edition also explains where to find additional practice in other Ventures components such as the Workbook, Online Teacher's Resource Room, and Student Arcade. Multi-skill unit, midterm, and final tests are found in the back of the Teacher's Edition. Also includes an Assessment CD/CD-ROM which contains audio for each test as well as all the tests in a customizable format.
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.