• What is TED
    What is TED?

    TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. TED is a non-profit organization committed to building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers, who present their “ideas worth spreading” via more than 2,000 TED Talks accessible at TED.com.  

    Why base an ELT course around TED talks?

    TED Talks feature remarkable people communicating passionately and persuasively, and are a unique source of engaging and up-to-date real language. The talks are intrinsically interesting, and are watched by millions of people around the world. What do they provide in the ELT classroom? 
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    In what way is Keynote good for university students?

    Keynote engages university students with the inspired ideas of respected professionals giving TED talks, and through thought-provoking texts and infographics. The course develops the skills and literacies needed to navigate the information-rich world of global English and gives students the courage to find their own voice in English, inspiring real, meaningful communication.
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    What makes Keynote so well suited to professionals learning English?

    We've selected additional TED Talks and created worksheets to practise the business-specific language of the top 10 global industries and business departments. These worksheets allow teachers to customise Keynote for all of their Business English classes. 
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  • How did you select which TED talks to work with?

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    Can B1 learners really handle a TED talk?

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    So you’ve got authentic TED Talks, what about the rest of the material in the book?

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    21st Century Outcomes

    The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) developed its 21C Framework 'with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes.'

  • FAQs

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    Unit Walk-Through

    Take a look inside a unit of Keynote and see how the lessons are organized.

Keynote is a multi-syllabus ELT course for working adults and students that uses inspirational TED Talks to teach English. Featuring remarkable people communicating passionately and persuasively, TED Talks provide the ELT classroom with inspiring ideas and an unparalleled source of authentic language input. Keynote was awarded the ELTon for excellence in course innovation in 2016.

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