Why do we dance? Are hipsters cool? Will robots do our jobs?

Wider World answers these questions and more as it takes you and your teenage learners through an engaging English course.

Using content from the BBC, Wider World delivers an immersive, interactive experience for your students.

  • Language: British English
  • 5 levels
  • CEFR: <A1 – B1+; GSE: 10 – 55
  • Suitable for teenage learners
  • Each level provides material for 72-120 hours of teaching

Motivated teenagers

The combination of authentic and engaging videos from the BBC with Pearson’s ELT expertise gives teenage learners everything they need to achieve their goals in the wider world.

Better exam results

Everything within WIDER WORLD has been created with exam success in mind. The syllabus design, creation of each component and the robust testing package all come together to drive exam success.

Teaching off-the-page

WIDER WORLD delivers comprehensive teacher notes, to help you teach off-the-page. Lesson plans and activities are structured in an easy-to-use way, so you don't need to spend hours preparing your lessons in advance.

  • Provides AUTHENTIC exposure to language and communication skills through relevant and intriguing real-life content.
  • Offers an INTERACTIVE approach to learning, with multiple opportunities to investigate and interact with content through productive activities and projects.
  • Guarantees RELIABLE language development with thorough exam preparation, organised around the principle of the Assessment for Learning.
  • Equips learners with the skills and confidence to participate in the global community of the 21ST CENTURY.

A unique collaboration

WIDER WORLD is the fruit of a collaboration between two leading companies in the fields of media and education: Pearson and the BBC.

The BBC brand is recognised worldwide for the quality of their news and entertainment programmes while Pearson is the world’s leading education company for all ages and stages of learner.

Pearson and the BBC have come together in a unique collaboration which provides learners with the ultimate in engaging and effective English learning materials included in the Wider World course.

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