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Insights – Upper secondary English

Insights brings new perspectives and experiences to the English classroom. Authentic texts present a variety of genres and communicative situations. The digital materials include interactive exercises. With the digital tests, students can practise the task types they will encounter in the new Finnish matriculation exam.

Engaging, diverse content
• Insights is compatible with the new Finnish upper secondary curriculum.
• Insights includes a broad introduction to the English-speaking world.
• The series includes enhanced digital textbooks with interactive exercises and videos.
• Digital materials enable students to progress and revise at their own pace.
• Insights helps students to seek out interesting materials on their own and gets them excited about using English actively.
• Each level includes 1–2 workshop units to develop students’ skills in discussing and working together.
• The workshop topics are relevant to young people’s interests: I love Finland, Living online, Destination Australia, Rhyme time, Visual arts and Advertising.
• Explanations of grammar are clear and thorough, with a variety of exercises.
• Plenty of speaking practice is included in the chapter-themed exercises and grammar exercises.
• The digital teacher’s guide makes teaching easier and brings more variety to your lessons.
• The series includes digital tests to provide practice in the types of tasks that will be in the new online university entrance exam.

Student's Materials

Insights Course 1

This level emphasises study skills, focuses on conversation skills and introduces several communicative strategies. Topics include young people’s lives, school, family, Finnish culture and English as a global language.

Printed book, digital book and digital teacher’s guide are ready.

Look at the table of content here! (in Finnish)
Look inside here! (in Finnish)
Insights Course 1 Sound files (mp3, .zip-file)
Insights Course 1 Sound files (application)

 

Insights Course 2

This level helps students use various communicative strategies and express their opinions appropriately in different situations. Students will also improve their communicative competence and develop multiliteracy skills. Topics include hobbies, leisure time, online discussions, well-being and lifestyles.

Printed book, digital book and digital teacher’s guide are ready.

Look at the table of content here! (in Finnish)
Look inside here! (in Finnish)
Insights Course 2 Sound files (mp3, .zip -file)
Insights Course 2 Sound files (application)

Insights Course 3

This level provides practice in understanding and interpreting different cultural topics, expanding multiliteracy skills, expressing precise meaning and producing different types of texts. Topics include cultural aspects of literature, visual arts and local and international traditions.

Printed book, digital book and digital teacher’s guide are ready.

Look at the table of content here! (in Finnish)
Look inside here! (in Finnish)
Insights Course 3 Sound files (mp3, .zip -file)
Insights Course 3 Sound files (application)

Insights Course 4

This level focuses on understanding and interpreting the society, how it works, what kind of problems we meet and how we can solve them. Students learn how to express their opinions from different points of view. Topics include volunteer work, politics, crime and human rights.

Printed book, digital book and digital teacher’s guide are ready.

Look at the table of content here! (in Finnish)
Look inside here! (in Finnish)
Insights Course 4 Sound files (mp3, .zip -file)
Insights Course 4 Sound files (application)

Insights Course 5

Kurssilla 5

Printed book is ready, digital book and digital teacher’s guide will be released in autumn 2017

Insights Course 5 Sound files (mp3, .zip -file)
Insights Course 5 Sound files (application)

Insights 6-8

Insights Course 6 will be released in December 2017.

Insights Course 7 will be released in April 2018.

Insights Course 8  will be released in August 2018.

Digital Materials

Course materials also available as interactive digital editions!

The enhanced digital books include plenty of interactive exercises. The thematic and chapter-based vocabulary can be practised in a number of ways. There are audio recordings of the texts and all listening exercises. The digital materials also include video clips. The digital textbook includes a handy word lookup feature.

Teacher's Materials

Digital teacher’s guide
The digital teacher’s guide is easy to use and contains a huge variety of materials related to the course. It includes the digital student textbook with sound and video files, answer keys to textbook exercises that can be clicked or projected onto a big screen, grammar explanations, additional classroom materials, lesson planning tips and help for utilising IT and communications technology. The digital teacher’s guide includes everything you’ll need to teach this series!

Digital tests
The task types are relevant to the new matriculation exam. The digital tests include plenty of questions about all the content areas plus video-based tasks. The test system is easy to use.