About The Textbooks
Recently second editions of the first three textbooks have been published by Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand.
Each chapter of the student textbooks focuses on one main area of language and contains the following:
- Dialogues or texts of interest to adult learners. Each of these contains a limited and manageable amount of new language. Authentic texts become increasingly important as learners work through the series. These have been selected as models of quality language.
- New grammar and usage contained in the dialogues and texts of each chapter are explained, with examples.
- Extra vocabulary.
- Listening and speaking exercises using the audio CDs, podcasts and videos. In Te Kakano there are also special exercises which focus on pronunciation.
- Writing, reading and speaking activities.
At the end of each textbook there is a complete list of all the new vocabulary and new meanings of particular words that occur in the textbook and on the CDs, podcasts and videos. Where relevant, page numbers are also given for references to grammar and usage sections. The English gloss also indicates the grammatical class the word belongs to.