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  • Ventures

    Third Edition

    A six-level, standards based, integrated skills series for Adult Education, aligned to WIOA, NRS, English Language Proficiency, and College and Career Readiness standards.

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    Product Details

    Authors: K. Lynn Savage, Gretchen Bitterlin, Donna Price, Sylvia Ramirez, Dennis Johnson
    CEFR Levels: A0 - B2

      Key Features  

    Addresses ELPS, CASAS Competencies, and CASAS Content Areas which means students practicing the skills in every lesson.
    Vocabulary in unit topics relevant to civics and soft skills for the workplace help students be a part of their community.
    Activities in each unit develop critical thinking and soft skills to empower students for the workplace.

    Ventures is part of a learning experience that could only come from Cambridge

    It's shaped by unique insights from our extensive research and expertise, all to enable teachers to do what they do best - teach - and learners to reach their full potential.


    Experts in Adult Education 

    Researched and authored by a team of teachers and administrators with unparalleled experience in the classroom, Ventures 3rd Edition meets the demands set by WIOA.

    Classroom Knowledge

    Each author began as a teacher. Together, they have more than 200 years teaching ESL as well as other roles that support immigrants and refugees.

    Administrative Knowledge

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


    Comprehensive Curriculum 

    Designed to teach the relevant language students need to meet the expectations of the standards.

    Presentation Plus

    Has all the resources needed in one place to digitally transform Ventres into a truly interactive classroom.

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    QR codes

    Give students quick & easy access to audio and grammar video for self-directed learning and to develop digital literacy.

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    Dedicated CCR section

    Focus on informative texts to bring text complexity into the classroom and expand students' reading and critical thinking skills.

    Self-grading Digital Workbook

    Has instant feedback to help learners understand their problem-areas. Teachers can track time-on-task and check students' progress with just a few clicks.

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    Success for Every Student 

    Multi-level classroom support and online worksheets help students at all levels to achieve their goals.

    Multi-level classroom support

    Online worksheets help students at all levels to achieve their goals. 

    Career and Educational Pathways

    Help students to actively take part in building a career and educational portfolio to succeed in getting a new career or futhering their education. 

      What teachers and learners say  

      What teachers  

      and learners say  

    Sam Lund

    Principal of ESL Program, United States

    "Our staff has found that the curriculum is both teacher and student friendly. The Ventures curriculum aligns with both CASAS and ESL Content Standards providing a structured curriculum for English language learners."

    Dr. Lusario Perez

    Teacher, United States

    "Ventures helps me very much because there are real life documents, and have things that students need. They not only learn the language, but also how to interact and do certain things."

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    How to teach remotely with Ventures Posted by Emily White This week we continue our ‘how to’ guides series to support teachers working from home. Subse…

    Your textbook vs. College and Career Readiness Standards Posted by Donna Price In this webinar, Ventures authors Donna Price and Gretchen Bitterlin gave a brief overview of College and…

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