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English Expert

English Expert

English Expert is a new multi-skill course in English that aims to address the needs of the learners, as outlined in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2023, one of whose underlying principles is a concerted shift towards competency-based learning. This series is distinct in its inclusion of curricular goals, mapped to the respective competencies. It focuses on literacy through thoughtfully curated content, exercises, and activities that will help to develop the 3Hs – Curious Heads, Skilled Hands, and Compassionate Hearts.



First Edition


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  • Class Nursery, LKG, UKG, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class 7, Class 8
  • Stage Foundational, Preparatory, Middle
  • Warm-up has theme-based activities
  • Reading comprises a rich variety of texts by global and Indian writers.
  • Cross-curricular corner, Literary terms, Common idioms and proverbs have additional trivia, explanations of figures of speech, and idiomatic structures.
  • Curricular Goals are mapped to the respective Competencies outlined in the NCF 2023.
  • While-reading in-text questions check factual understanding.
  • Glossary includes contextual meanings of difficult words.
  • In a Nutshell is a useful revision tool which recapitulates the key aspects of the text.
  • About the author/poet/playwright includes a brief biography of the author/poet
  • Comprehension checks factual understanding through ‘wh-’ and objective questions of various types.
  • Life Skills and Values has inferential questions on values and interpersonal skills.
  • Vocabulary includes exercises on contextual usage, modes of language acquisition and figures of speech.
  • Grammar includes graded practice tasks accompanied by simple explanations.
  • Exercises available as interactivities on DigiSuite are tagged with an icon.
  • Study Skills includes graded phonics, spelling, and dictionary activities.
  • Listening covers aural comprehension activities, as well as word and sentence-based Dictation tasks
  • Speaking includes role plays, conversation practice and public speaking tasks through solo, pair and group work. It also covers financial literacy tasks.
  • Writing includes graded and free composition.
  • Poetry chapters include Activity, a hands-on creative task.
  • Explore More has suggestions for further reading, watching and listening to encourage learners to delve further into the theme of the reading text.
  • Projects cover cross-curricular activities aligned to the unit themes. They also include ‘bagless day’ activities.
  • Coursebook
  • Language Companions
  • Supplementary Readers
  • Teacher’s Resource Book
  • Collins DigiSuite for Teachers
  • Collins DigiSuite App for Students
  • Multimedia eBooks offer interactive learning with videos, animations, presentations, and audio for better concept comprehension and retention.
  • The audio feature offers a flexible learning experience by allowing students to listen to chapters. It also helps auditory learners and those with reading difficulties comprehend course material easily.
  • Interactive slideshows combine engaging visuals and concise text to help students better grasp concepts.
  • Interactivities engage students through quizzes, games, and more. Active participation leads to better retention of the concepts covered.
  • Animations simplify complex concepts with clear audio and engaging visuals, making it easy for students to understand.
  • Lesson plans offer comprehensive guidance for teachers, including pre-, post-, and while-reading activities, teaching strategies, and learning objectives.
  • Additional worksheets are provided for practice and reinforcements.
  • The question paper generator enables educators to create, organize and assess students’ understanding with a question bank based on Bloom’s taxonomy.

Suchismita Banerjee holds an M.Phil. degree in English literature from Jawaharlal
Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been working in the field of children’s
publishing with a special focus on early learning for the past twenty years.

Rashi Ravi Ganguly has been a teacher of English and is an ELT materials writer.

Vijaya Subramaniam is the former vice principal of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New
Delhi. She has nearly four decades of teaching experience. She also conducts ELT and teacher training workshops across the country.

Aruna Punekar teaches English at the Sanskar Valley School, Bhopal. She has over two decades’ experience at the primary level.

Paromita Roy is the Principal of Bridge International School, Kolkata. She is also an English teacher with several years’ experience.

Safa Abdul Razak has an MPhil in Linguistics from English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad and a CELTA certification. She is a versatile teacher trainer
and materials writer for foundational and preparatory stages.

Sonia Duggal is an author and ELT materials writer. She is also a language trainer with several years of experience.

Jayshree Mishra is an English teacher with over two decades’ experience. She teaches at Brightland School, Delhi NCR.

Kashmira Jaiswal is an English teacher with over two decades’ experience. She is the Vice Principal of Navrachana Higher Secondary School, Vadodara.

Radhika Tadepalli has over three decades’ experience as a teacher of English. She is currently the principal of a reputed school in Delhi.

Ritu Pankaj has nearly two decades of experience in teaching English at the
middle and senior school levels at reputed schools. She is a teacher trainer and ELT materials writer.

Shradha Anand is an author, ELT materials writer and teacher trainer.

Somali Mitra has been teaching English for over a decade. Currently, she teaches English in Modern High School International, Kolkata.

Chinmoyee Ghosh Choraria has over a decade’s experience as a teacher of English. She currently teaches in The Heritage School, Kolkata.

Renu Viswanath is the former Headmistress of Mother’s International School, New Delhi.

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