Educasia offers two key sets of English Language Learning materials. The Think English series comprises modules for adult and post-secondary students. They follow standard structural syllabus, with functional, purpose-designed, skills and learning awareness syllabi. The series focuses on the specific needs, context and learning environment of Myanmar learners, while also including a lot of world knowledge content.
The Self-Starter series is for adults who are eager to improve their English on their own or unable to join a formal language course. The structure of lessons allow learners to work at their own pace and adapt the book to their specific needs.
Think English Elementary
Each module takes between 25 and 40 classroom hours, depending on use of extension activities. The Student’s Book contains a language reference section and audio scripts. The Teacher’s Book also contains supplementary materials. The audio is available on CD.
Think English Pre-Intermediate
This module takes between 45 and 75 classroom hours, depending on use of extension activities. The Student’s Book contains a review section, language reference section and audio scripts. The Teacher’s Book also contains instructions and answers, a placement test, six progress tests and supplementary materials. The audio is available on CD.
These modules are for adults who are eager to improve their English on their own or unable to join a formal language course. The structure of lessons allow learners to work at their own pace and adapt the book to their specific needs.
In both the Burmese and Karen versions, each module contains exercises in listening, reading and writing, suggestions for extra practice, grammar rules and explanations, key answers, translations and audio script. Additionally, the modules provide a self-study plan, revision, post-test and a practice package.
For Myanmar Adults
Self-Starter | Audio | Practice Package
For Karen Adults
Reading and writing series
Reading and Writing 1: Writing Journals and Book Reviews
This module introduces extensive reading (book reviews) and writing (journals). It takes 10-12 classroom hours. Level: High elementary to low intermediate.
Reading and Writing 2: Describing Pictures and People
This module covers language and skills that are useful when students are describing people and situations. It also introduces self-editing using a correction code. The module takes approximately 20 classroom hours. Level: Early pre-intermediate
Reading and Writing 3: Narrating Past Events
This module focuses on the skills and structures needed to write about past events. It focuses on writing biographies, and includes biographical information about Mahadevi Yanwghwe, Chao Tzang, Yanwghwe, Naw Louisa Benson and Thakin Kodaw Hmaing. It also introduces skills in summarizing. Level: pre-intermediate.
Reading and Writing 4: Persuasive Writing
This module provides skills to recognize opinion and persuasive writing, as well as construct clear opinions and strong arguments based on evidence. It provides some grammar review and practice tasks. Level: Intermediate.
Reading and Comprehension Modules
Skyjack! is an exciting story following events surrounding the hijacking of a plane. Students can read and listen, and then do the accompanying comprehension and extension exercises. Level: pre-intermediate
Romeo and Juliet: A Play and Film Study Guide
This looks at William Shakespeare’s famous play about doomed young lovers from rival families. It contains a simplified English version of the play, comprehension and extension activities to accompany the play and film, and suggestions for classes who want to perform the play. Please note that packs available from the Educasia office include a DVD of the 1996 film adapatation, but it is not available to download from our website. Level: pre-intermediate or higher.
This module is a classroom guide to Animal Farm, a short novel by the English author George Orwell, who lived in Myanmar between 1922 and 1926. The guide uses various methods to explore the world of Animal Farm and the issues it highlights, including comprehension questions, group discussions, debates and writing exercises. Level: Upper-intermediate.