Wide Angle

A six-level international English course for Adult and Young adult learners

A real-world viewpoint

A course that empowers adult learners to join any conversation, and say the right thing at the right time.

Wide Angle is the course that helps your students to uncover and master the hidden rules of English, so when it comes to communicating in the real world, they know what to say and how to say it.

With lessons and interactive videos that guide students on how to respond appropriately in everyday situations, vibrant photos from around the world and video interviews with the photographers on the stories behind them, and authentic reading texts from Oxford Reference, Wide Angle provides real content that’s underpinned by a comprehensive syllabus.


Jennifer Carlson, Miles Craven, Nancy Jordan, Gary Pathare, Jaimie Scanlon, Kristin Donnalley Sherman and Frances Watkins


CEFR A1 - C1


80 to 120 hours

English for the real world

  • ‘English for Real’ lessons equip learners with the tools to uncover and master the hidden rules of English.
  • Interactive videos provide students with essential practice on responding to situations that they’ll face in the real world.


Content from the real world

  • Each unit opens with a vibrant photo, thought-provoking questions, and a ‘Real-World Goal’ to inspire students to apply the learning to their own lives.
  • Video interviews with the photographers give students unique insights into the story behind the photo, and provide them with real language models to follow.


Supported by a comprehensive syllabus

  • Reading texts and listening material from Oxford Reference– a trusted source that brings together over two million academic entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias – keeps learning in the real world.
  • Students using Levels 4, 5 and 6 can explore even more content and look up topics of interest with their access to the Oxford Reference digital platform.
  • The vocabulary is based on the Oxford 3000™ and the Oxford 5000™ for levels 5 and 6.
  • Extensive Online Practice means students review the skills taught in every lesson, practise their grammar and vocabulary, and access all the course audio and video material.


A comprehensive suite of teacher’s resources.

  • Available on Oxford Premium: Teacher's Guide; all audio and video material; assessment worksheets; extra reading texts, including Oxford Reference worksheets and chapters from Graded Readers; skills worksheets, vocabulary flashcards…
  • Track your students’ progress for the Online Practice and manage your class online. See scores for automatically-marked activities, first and last attempts, and answers, then use the information to improve your students’ learning.

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