New Interchange is the second edition of Interchange, one of the world's most successful English courses for adult and young adult learners at the beginning to intermediate levels. New Interchange Intro, the introductory level of the series, is designed for beginners and for learners needing a thorough review of basic structures and vocabulary. New Interchange Intro provides a smooth transition to New Interchange Levels 1, 2, and 3.
New Interchange Intro incorporates suggestions from around the world, offered by students and teachers using the first edition. It includes fresh new content, more visuals to introduce vocabulary, more opportunities to build fluency, and up-to-date art and design.
The entire New Interchange series features high-interest topics, a focus on both accuracy and fluency, and a multi-skills syllabus integrating themes, structures, functions, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The underlying philosophy of the course is that language is best learned when used for meaningful communication. New Interchange is written in American English, but reflects the fact that English is the major language of international communication, and is not limited to any one country, region, or culture.
- An integrated multi-skills syllabus.
- Contemporary, real-world topics.
- Conversational language.
- Grammar in communicative contexts.
- Natural recordings with a variety of accents.
- Task-based listening activities.
- Opportunities to share opinions and ideas.
- Student-centered fluency activities.
- A thorough treatment of pronunciation.
- Vocabulary-building exercises.
- High-interest reading passages.
- Review units at regular intervals.
The Intro level of New Interchange consists of a Student's Book, Workbook, Teacher's Edition or Teacher's Manual, Class Audio Cassettes or CDs, Student's Audio Cassettes or CDs, Video, Video Activity Book, Video Teacher's Guide, Lab Cassettes, Lab Guide, and CO-ROM.
The Student's Book and Workbook can be purchased in split editions, The Student's Audio Cassettes or CDs are offered only in split editions. A Placement Test is available for the course.