This is an innovative course for young adults which takes learners from Beginner to Advanced level.
The course follows the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference and focuses on the systematic development of key competences.
The course is organized into twelve topic-based modules, which allows learners to deal with a variety of topics in depth. In this way, learners are enabled to communicate successfully in English in a wide range of social situations and environments.
Pioneer is based on a theoretically sound and empirically oriented syllabus that covers current ELT theory and language pedagogy - developed using authentic, expert input. Our flagship course for teenagers and young adults contains specific natural language that makes the material highly relevant and engaging for the student. All levels have been classroom-tested and have been carefully crafted by taking into account the extensive feedback gathered from teachers around the world.
Thanks to its clear approach with a strong communicative focus and substantial input from the real world, Pioneer ensures success.
Pioneer comes in two editions, the American English (AmE) edition and the British English (BrE) edition.
Select the edition you prefer in order to see the levels, the components and table of contents.
Every teacher has considered this simple question:What is most important for you as an ELT/EFL/ESL teacher?
Many teachers believe that helping their students reach a level of language proficiency is their most important priority.(’Students learning something’)
Others believe that the teacher should not only focus on a specific language level but also develop their students’ skills and competency.(’Students learning how to learn’)
However, we believe that this is not an either/or question. It is impossible to understand ’learning something’ independently of ’learning how to learn’. Both elements - knowledge and development - are essential aspects of teaching and in PIONEER the content is deployed carefully in order to ensure that these key factors are successfully put into effect.
A strong emphasis has been placed on designing lessons that enhance spoken interaction so that students can immediately put to use what they learn.2. Learning experience
A range of highly-engaging content has been developed so that students encounter topics that are relevant to their personal experiences and interests.3. Productive learning
Throughout the series, students complete meaningful tasks that comprehensively cover all grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing conventions by actively stimulating students’ receptive and productive skills.4. Autonomous learning and self-assessment
Clear learning objectives on the cover page of each module in combination with a review section at the end of the module help students identify their weaknesses and strengths, and assess their overall progress. The organisation of the modules with reading and writing tips and the vocabulary boxes encourage independent learning habits by guiding students to organise and practise the new language they find on their own.
Language students need constant review, and Pioneer systematically recycles and reviews target language in several sections of the Student’s Book. Grammar, vocabulary, and conversation strategies taught in earlier units are recycled in later units. Also, items learnt at lower levels are recycled in subsequent levels. The online material was also made keeping this in mind, helping students revise and recycle language.6. Flexibility to meet the needs of specific classes
Pioneer can be used with either large or small classes. Activities can be done in pairs, groups, or as a whole class, depending on your students’ particular needs. Pioneer can also be adapted to varying course lengths.