Wider World 2nd Edition

Wider World prepares teenage learners for their futures with the versatile skills needed to enjoy their social lives, advance their studies and succeed in their careers.

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About the course

With a wide range of content and topics, learners build their English proficiency through exciting topics that spark their interest

Wider World is Pearson's most popular mid-secondary course. It prepares teenagers for life by giving them the skills they need to enjoy social lives, pursue their studies and succeed in their future careers. The course features authentic English from humorous situations, interviews with real people, and clips taken from BBC programs that show language used in real-life situations.

Each unit explores the wide diversity of life and culture, exposing students to topics from around the world, including global citizenship and sustainability goals. It recognizes cultural diversity and supports tolerance, and features extra support for mixed-ability classes and neurodivergent students.

The virtual classroom uses live video, shareable interactive whiteboard, live assignments with real-time teacher view of student performance, chat and a hand-raising system.




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Why choose Wider World?

Inspires learners to enthusiastically engage with English in authentic contexts

Builds learners’ transferrable skills for future successes outside the classroom

Enhanced support for personalizing learning for mixed-ability and neurodivergent learners

Course Components

Teacher’s Book with a Pearson English Connect access code including:

  • An interactive workbook with the option to assign homework to students.

  • Online practice: interactive tasks from the workbook with the option to assign them to students.

  • Gradebook with student results from the activities in the Student’s eBook and Online Practice.

  • Test Generator with assignable test activities and editable tests.

  •  Presentation tool for presenting the student’s book and workbook content during lessons.

  • Virtual classroom with live video, sharable interactive whiteboard, live assignments with view of student performance, chat and hand-raising system.

  • Teacher’s Resources, including dyslexia-friendly tests, exam alignment tables, training and support videos, and photocopiable activities.


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Pearson English Connect

Our revolutionary new platform that offers the ultimate flexibility in English language teaching. Pearson English Connect makes learning interactive, communicative and accessible anytime, anywhere. A world-class English language teaching solution!

  • Mobile-optimized can be done on all devices 
  • All devices report to a gradebook 
  • Online classes with breakout rooms, chat, polling, discussions, and more 
  • Teacher has control over show answers – one-by-one, or all at once 
  • Teacher can assign tasks live – and get real-time performance feedback

Sample Materials

You can access free samples for Wider World 2nd Edition materials so you can see how this course suits your teaching needs. Check them out here: 

Wider World is part of our Connected English Learning Program

Fast-track your learners’ progress:

  • Teach with Wider World
  • Assess with Benchmark Test
  • Certify with Pearson English International Certificate

Bechmark Test

Regularly measures learners’ progress to build confidence and set them on a clear and personalised learning path.

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Pearson English International Certificate

Focuses on the modern, real-life communications skill needed for your learners’ next big steps. 

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