The UP CLOSE series uses a spiralled approach of presentation, reinforcement, and interaction to develop learners' skills and confidence to communicate in English. A variety of purposeful and meaningful learning activities provide ample opportunities to gradually yet securely develop all skills needed for effective communication.
? Photo story provides a natural context for grammatical and functional forms.
? Step-by-step flow of activities from controlled practice to open-ended interaction builds confidence while ensuring successful acquisition of new language and functions.
? Frequent closure and built-in recycling motivate students by offering repeated opportunities to feel successful within each unit.
? Task-based reading and writing sections develop real-life skills while also encouraging intercultural comparisons.
? Situation Cards offer early opportunities for student interaction, providing conversational strategy instruction through a great tool for review and on-going assessment.