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OEIA Series

Oxford English: An International Approach

A truly international 11-16 English programme

With a diverse mix of international texts that strengthen the four language skills, Oxford English: an International Approach helps you develop open-minded critical thinkers who will shine in assessment.


  • Get the challenge right for all language levels – stretch native speakers and higher-level EAL students in one class
  • Part 4 prepares learners for upper secondary English exams, including Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language
  • Explore topical global themes and spark discussion with issues like being free, feeding us all and friendship
  • Spend more time teaching - Teacher Guides link activities to global issues and grammatical concepts, with plenty of extension work
  • Build a truly global awareness - read about 12 year-old Susha's visit to a bonesetter in 1940s Iran or about Eamonn's experiences foraging for food during the Irish potato blight
  • Progress from functional listening resources - professionally-read prose CDs build listening skills


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Series contains:

  • 4 Student Books
  • 4 Workbooks
  • 4 Teacher's Guides
  • 11-14 Evaluation Pack
  • 14-16 Evaluation Pack
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Hear the professionally-read prose recordings

I, Robot (MP3)

by Isaac Asimov

I, Too, Sing America (MP3)

by Langston Hughes

My Early Days (MP3)

by Nelson Mandela


  • "I'm not a fan of textbooks, but my predecessor bought Oxford English: an International Approach. It is working really well and I love it!"

    Maureen Forsyth, Head of English, Hanoi International School, Vietnam

  • "Ideal for learners of English just below first language parity. An abundant and varied set of materials that stimulate the international student and a must have series for schools serious about elevating standards of English. Our department of ten love teaching from the series and students love learning from it."

    Graham Baker, New English School, Kuwait

  • "These books are excellent. The reading matter and the images are thoroughly international; for teachers and schools struggling to transform to MYP, they are perfect. The questions are naturally engaging, so they are good for any curriculum; every student is bound to find something to like and to identify with. The grammar practice is easy for students to follow, and it has super vocabulary building exercises. It's a great resource for native speakers as well as EAL students."

    Gilly Halfpenny, Vienna International School, Austria

  • "It lends the MYP English Programme a degree of structure without losing any of the flexibility to bring in your own ideas."

    Andrew Macoustra, International School of the Hannover Region, Germany

  • "The chapters are wide enough to offer a lot of teacher input and involvement, the topics are wide enough to stray from what's on offer in the book, and there's enough substance in the three chapters we've looked at so far to stick to the text if we want to."

    Katherine Kells, Lorentz Lyceum, Netherlands

  • "This series is really excellent for teaching in IB/MYP classes. As we were working on a nutrition project with a class of 14 year olds we found Unit 5 "Feeding the World" so much fun. We even crossed the curriculum and brought art into our English classes"

    Margaret Lally, St Margaret's, Chile

  • "Oxford English: an international approach is essential for international students. It deals with the problems bilingual students encounter."

    Dr. S. J. Tariq, Lilongwe Private School, Malawi

  • "The student workbook is also a great combination of writing, grammar and vocabulary building activities. It is right at their level, and it incorporates the multiple intelligences."

    Kathleen Jasonides, American Community College of Athens, Greece

  • "I personally think it is exciting and brings alive the different parts of the world our students are drawn from."

    Greg Ward, Turku International School, Finland

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Explore the Oxford English: An International Approach themes in more depth, for truly rounded comprehension

Oxford English: An International Approach