Inductive grammar and life skills characterise the series: course material is very professionally presented and easy to follow through Notice, How To Say It, What’s Right and Now You Do It boxes. The Student’s Books are colourful and visually attractive, and skill focuses are clearly signposted in Writing, Pronunciation, Grammar, Reading, Listening and Speaking exercises. The topics in Open Mind range from familiar to more thought-provoking, and learners get plenty of opportunities to express their opinions about the world and their place in it, as well as learning English.
Open Mind recognizes that language is just one of many skills that will support their learning and their future. The Life Skills element in Open Mind helps students to develop their soft skills (such as negotiation and time management) as well as gain an awareness of their position within society. It does this through three domains: Self and Society, Work and Career, Study and Learning.