Though Kinney Brothers Publishing is best known for its Phonics & Spelling and Stories For Young Readers series, we also have teaching material for adults! Like all of our textbooks, the Trends: Business and Culture Reports series was created out of a need for classroom resources that, in this case, would spark the varied interests of adult language learners.
Robert Kinney, of Kinney Brothers Publishing, worked with students at Saidai University and government employees at the National Diet in Japan. For these classes, topical lessons that promoted critical thinking and a more nuanced response in conversation were the lessons du jour. In response, Robert created a collection of topical business reports and exercises to lead his intermediate and advanced students toward classroom discussions. Trends: Business and Culture Reports is the result of Robert’s years teaching those classes.
Below are a few examples from the Trends series. Two are free. You can download individual lessons packs or the full textbooks by clicking on the images below. This series is also available as black and white printed textbooks on the Kinney Brothers Publishing website.
I’d love to hear how your students respond to these lessons. Please let me know in the comment section below!
As always, best of luck in your classes!
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