How Do Our Dictionaries Help
Your Students Learn Real-Life English?

Tania Saiz-Sousa Tania Saiz, Marketing Manager

Longman American English dictionaries are created
using the Longman Corpus Network (a huge database of 330 million
words from a wide range of real-life sources such as books, newspapers
and magazines.) All the information in our dictionaries, including
example sentences, is based on the words in this network, so you see
only real American English, as it’s really used. So what’s in the
Corpus Network?

The Longman Spoken American Corpus

The Longman American Spoken Corpus is a new project comprising 5 million words of text. The gathering of recordings was undertaken for Pearson by the University of California at Santa Barbara. It represents the everyday conversations of more than 1,000
Americans of various age groups, levels of education, and ethnicity, and includes speakers from over 30 states. …

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3 Tips for Choosing the Correct Grammar Textbook

Joyce Cain

Joyce Cain

If students are going to be able to use the grammar they learn in real world contexts, their grammar textbook has to provide realistic practice. There are a number of features I look for in a grammar textbook (or in a supplemental grammar text for a writing class); I also examine the variety of ways the textbook can be used to improve students’ grammar and writing skills at the same time.

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Teaching Tools for the Multilevel Classroom: Part 1

Sarah Lynn

Sarah Lynn

As educators, we know how to differentiate instruction one student at a time, but how do we differentiate instruction for a whole classroom of students at once? And how do we maintain cohesion in a classroom with so many moving parts? In this and upcoming issues I’ll be presenting approaches and tools that address the challenges of the multilevel classroom.

A Common Classroom Experience

In our digital age, the classroom presents a unique opportunity for students to learn together and develop face-to-face social communication skills.

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