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OUP releases major iBooks Textbooks for English Language Learning and International Baccalaureate

OUP releases major iBooks Textbooks for English Language Learning and International Baccalaureate

21 January 2014

Oxford’s new iBooks Textbooks, created using iBooks Author, are now available on the iBooks Store

Oxford University Press today announces the launch of 13 new iBooks Textbooks. Headway, Oxford’s general English course for teenagers and adults that teachers trust, leads an impressive list of new iBooks Textbooks for students learning English as a foreign language or studying for the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Created using iBooks Author, Oxford’s new iBooks Textbooks take advantage of the unique interactive capabilities of iPad and Mac to enrich the learning experience for students.

Peter Marshall, Managing Director, English Language Teaching Division, Oxford University Press said, "We work closely with educators worldwide to provide the best possible learning and teaching experience for our customers. We welcome the opportunity to work with Apple’s authoring software to enable our quality content to be used in new and exciting ways. Our design team has engaged with iBooks Author to deliver a high level of interactivity and visual appeal that our teachers and students demand. We’re proud to publish some of our best-selling titles as iBooks Textbooks as part of our mission to further education worldwide."

Kate Harris, Managing Director, Education and Children’s Division, said, "We are committed to providing educational resources in a variety of formats, and iBooks Textbooks allow us to offer IB students a powerful digital learning experience. Our IB Course Books truly capture the IB spirit, and commitment to quality international education. The global reach of the iBooks Store means they are the perfect partner to deliver IB resources internationally."

Oxford’s 13 new iBooks Textbooks, which will launch at The Bett Show, London (22-25 January) include:

Headway, the world’s best-selling English course, used by over 100 million students to learn English. The Headway iBooks Textbooks offer features that are great for in-class and home study with readily-accessible audio, interactive exercises, and easy access to the Headway iTutor.

English for Football, a short, intensive course for students who want to communicate better in English in the world of football with a Foreword by Sir Alex Ferguson. The course covers important skills and terms that are used in football and includes profiles of international football players learning English.

Eight new titles from the popular Oxford Read and Discover series which make learning English through other subjects exciting. Stunning photos, informative videos, audio, and interactive exercises make it fun to learn about topics such as Incredible Earth, Animals in the Air, and Life in Rainforests.

IB Theory and Knowledge and IB Economics, two Course Books for the IB add handy revision checklists, callouts, and enlargeable swipe-friendly photos and diagrams to the iBooks Textbooks versions. With content that has been created hand-in-hand with the IB to ensure the closest match to the IB syllabuses and philosophy, these are resources that truly capture the IB spirit while optimising technology.

The Oxford University Press' range of iBooks Textbooks are now available on the iBook Store on iPad, Mac or at: http://itunes.com/oxforduniversitypress