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  • American Think

    Challenge and inspire your teenage learners to think beyond language.

    Whether inside or outside the classroom, American THiNK goes beyond building strong language skills to developing the whole learner - with an emphasis on critical thinking, values and self-esteem - ensuring academic and lifelong success.

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    Authors: Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks, Peter Lewis-Jones
    CEFR Levels: A1 - B2

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    Challenge and inspire your teenage learners with thought-provoking topics.
    Guided writing and speaking build confident productive skills.
    Culture lessons encourage students to talk about life in other countries and how it compares with their own.
    "THiNK Exams" lessons and assessment-style activities prepare students for success at Cambridge English: Key, Preliminary and First.
    Graded Workbook activities and extra ideas in the interleaved Teacher’s Edition are ideal for mixed-ability classes.
    Flexible digital support includes Presentation Plus classroom presentation software, online workbooks and interactive ebooks.

    American Think 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.


    Challenge and Inspire Teens 

    American THiNK's thought-provoking topics and a focus on developing cognitive skills challenge and inspire teens to become lifelong learners.

    Foster a deeper level of engagement

    American THiNK explores complex issues and topics of interest to teens and offers insights into other people and cultures.

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    Build good habits of mind

    Train to THiNK activites that are integrated into lessons help your students sharpen their critical thinking skills–from sequencing and problem solving to evaluating information and supporting opinions–developing the habits of mind that are essential to successful learning across the curriculum.

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    Instill positive values

    THiNK Values activities encourage your students to reflect on positive social behaviours and important universal values such as developing intercultural awareness, understanding of global issues and appreciation and respect for others.

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    Promote healthy self-esteem

    THiNK Self-Esteem activities help your students develop healthy sense of self-worth encourages them to have positive attitudes about themselves and others.

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    Power up your classroom with flexible digital materials

    THiNK offers digital support in a variety of formats to provide flexibility in teaching and learning, including:

    • Presentation Plus classroom presentation software with interactive exercises, including full audio and video programmes
    • Online workbook with additional practice exercises, tests and worksheets at different levels for mixed-ability classrooms
    • Interactive student's ebooks for use on tablets and laptops

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    Research Based & Corpus Informed 

    English Corpus-informed content and research-based pedagogy combine to develop students' language and cognitive skills simultaneously.

    Expertise in teen cognitive development

    The world-renowned author team of Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks, and Peter Lewis-Jones brings extensive expertise in teen pedagogy and cognitive psychology to create effective and efficient learning experiences.                                                                                                

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    Explore English as it is actually used

    The vast database of the Cambridge English Corpus helps students learn English as it is actually used, and teachers are alerted to areas where learners are likely to encounter difficulties.

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    Exams Guidance and Practice 

    THiNK Exams' lessons and assessment-style activities throughout each level help prepare students for the Cambridge English Key, Preliminary, First and Advanced Exams.

    THiNK Exams lessons and assessment-style activities

    THiNK helps you prepare students for Cambridge English exams.

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    How to teach remotely with American THiNK Posted by Emily White We continue to support teachers working with our course books and digital resources in a virtual classroo…

    Motivating teenage ELT students while studying abroad Posted by Herbert Puchta Herbert Puchta is the co-author of THiNK and Empower. He also researches how cognitive psychology ca…

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