Ventures 2nd Edition is a six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult-education ESL.
Ventures 2nd Edition has an additional workbook at the Basic level aimed at literacy students. It provides extra support to build confidence with the language. The Basic Literacy Workbook provides reading- and writing-readiness activities, while reinforcing the language and themes in the Basic Student's Book. It also includes a self-study audio CD for improving listening comprehension.
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.