Using English to access a Wider World of knowledge, skills and experience
Language: British English
Four levels: each level provides material for 72–120 hours of teaching
CEFR: A1–B1+; GSE: 10–55
Suitable for: teenage learners
Wider World reflects the way that today’s teens access information and entertainment: from the internet, using personal devices such as tablets, laptops and mobiles. The content and the style in which it is presented is designed to inspire and challenge teenagers.
By interacting with the content, rather than just practising, students acquire the language at a deeper cognitive level. Rather than just another subject on the curriculum, English becomes the tool through which they access a Wider World of knowledge, skills and experience.
A unique collaboration
Wider World is the fruit of a collaboration between two leading companies in the fields of media and education: the BBC and Pearson.
The BBC brand is synonymous worldwide with the concepts of trust and quality in their news and entertainment programmes, while Pearson is the world’s leading education company for all ages and stages of learners.
Pearson and the BBC have come together in a unique collaboration which provides learners with engaging and effective English learning materials included in the Wider World course.