Express Publishing was established in 1988 with the purpose of raising the standards of English language teaching. By producing a wide variety of innovative teaching materials including course books, grammar books, exam materials, and supplementary readers we have been meeting the needs of students and teachers alike for almost 30 years. The company has enjoyed steady growth since its inception, and offers over 3500 titles sold in over 90 countries. Express Publishing has forged strategic partnerships with publishers across the globe, allowing it to become one of the leading ELT publishers in the world
MISSION STRATEGY & RESEARCH
Through constant innovation and implementation of new technologies and approaches, Express Publishing creates high-quality ELT products. Extensive research and preparation is undertaken for each book and the format is specially designed for logical step-by-step instruction. Practice in all areas of language is included using a unique approach. All our publications respect cultural sensitivities and aim to raise the intellectual abilities of students. The educational material is systematically tested in our piloting schools so that refinements can be made before the material is introduced into new markets. Authentic, up-to-date topics engage learners in English language learning, and critical thinking tasks increase the problem-solving skills of learners.
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
Our vast experience with various educational systems around the world has proven to be our comparative advantage. This is evident from our numerous collaborations with ministries of education around the globe.
METHODOLOGY & PRINCIPLES
The key features are:
Interactive e-book (i-eBook) free for every student. i-eBooks mirror the contents of the printed book and are the perfect companion to language learning as they provide students with all the material they need for stress-free homework.
Flexible material appropriate for large classes (over 40 students per class)
Multiple Pathways to Learning (Differentiated Instruction). Following the principle that every brain is wired differently, Express Publishing materials are designed to present target information with the individual learning styles of learners (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) and multiple intelligences in mind.
Creativity and Innovation. Working either individually or in groups, learners are asked to create projects, make presentations, do craftwork, as well as a variety of other innovative and creative activities in order to develop social skills and build confidence.
Visual Learning. For the primary levels, all core vocabulary is visually illustrated and dialogues, songs, and stories are fully animated. For the secondary levels, authentic documentary-style videos are provided to engage learners and reinforce language structures.
Communication and Collaboration. Learners work in pairs or groups and learn to collaborate with others and respect the opinions of their peers.
Teaching Universal Values. Express Publishing materials place a strong emphasis on teaching learners universal values, to respect others and themselves, as well as instilling a sense of honesty, integrity, and responsibility.
Cross-cultural education. Comparing and contrasting other cultures promotes learners’ cultural individuality
Cross-curricular Instruction. Students develop their English language skills by exploring other subject areas – such as history, science, and geography.
Teachers’ Support. Express Publishing offers plenty of resources for teachers in a variety of forms: Teacher’s Books providing step-by-step lesson plan guidance, Picture Flashcards, Posters, Story Cards, Teacher’s Resource CD-ROMs, and Interactive Whiteboard Software.
Our high-quality course books are based on a unique combination of a competency-based syllabus, which incorporates cross-cultural and cross-curricular elements, and a focus on in-depth grammatical structures and integrated skills, which promote the confidence and independence of learners. Printed course books are supplemented with a range of audio-visual components: CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, DVD-ROMs, offline interactive software programs, the unique, worldwide registered i-eBook™ and cross-platform digital applications.
The i-ebook™ helps learners become autonomous and independent. Its features include:
Authentic documentary-style videos (90 -150 minutes) , along with authentic texts to expose learners to real language use and prepare them for life outside the classroom.
Visual and audio presentation of new lexis with contextualised examples.
Grammar Reference sections with explicit grammar theory and visual prompts.
Quizzes for learners to revise grammatical and lexical items as well as general knowledge.
Graded tasks catering for personalization and differentiated instruction.
A built-in interactive wordlist.
Fully animated readers promoting extensive reading.
These applications combine the educational nature of the material with the benefits of modern technology to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of learners. The combination of striking graphics, interactive games and animated stories, authentic videos and songs, enhances the learning process for all learners (visual, auditory, kinesthetic). The digital application runs offline on computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices.
The built-in authentic documentary-style videos (15-30 minutes) are thematically related to the content of each title and expose learners to real-world language use. This prepares them for life outside the classroom. Learners are not required to have Internet access to watch them as they are fully embedded in the application, not as a link to be activated.
The offline cross-platform application is designed to log the learner’s progress which is sent to the teacher via email. The built-in interactive word bank contains audiovisual presentation and explanation of all new lexis.
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is an innovative and effective way for ELT learners to enhance their English skills by presenting them with engaging topics that stimulate their interest. These topics correspond to other school subject areas, such as history, science, and geography. This cross-curricular approach creates a connection between English and other subject areas. Express Publishing offers two CLIL readers series: the Explore Our World series for young learners and the Discover Our Amazing World series for secondary level students.
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Express Publishing’s Career Paths series are designed for professionals or students in vocational schools and colleges to help them develop the language skills they need to succeed in a professional work environment. All 70 Career Paths titles are accompanied by a cross-platform application which provides the opportunity to use the materials of the book in electronic form. Students have access to all the activities with automatic correction, progress check and additional documentary-style videos connected with some units of the books.