New Headway Video Beginner is a 38-minute comedy, programme divided into six free-standing episodes which follow the lives and misadventures of four people ho share a house. The characters and plot of each episode provide a natural context for clearly defined language structures and vocabulary. The syllabus is closely linked to the New Headway Beginner coursebook.
The video is accompanied by a Student's Book and a Teacher's Book providing useful and interesting activities for the student, and full guidance for the teacher.
The Student's Book is in full colour and illustrated throughout. Each unit is divided into three sections.
The Before you watch' section clearly establishes die context and theme of each episode. The While you watch section first exploits the main dramatic focus and then focuses on the language used. The After you watch section gives further practice and exploitation by extending the situations within each episode. The Student's Book contains a complete transcript of the video.
The Teacher's Book offers help on using video in the classroom, teaching notes for each episode, cultural information, optional activities and answers to exercises were appropriate.