Touchstone is a groundbreaking new series that offers a fresh approach to teaching and learning North American English. It draws on the Cambridge International Corpus, a large database of conversations and written texts, to build a syllabus based on how people actually use English. The series introduces unique "conversation management" strategies, places special emphasis on teaching vocabulary and vocabulary-learning strategies, and offers exciting ideas for personalized, learner-centered interaction.
• Grammar presented in natural contexts
¦ Vocabulary-learning strategies
¦ Strategies for managing conversation
¦ Inductive learning tasks
¦ Useful facts about spoken language
¦ Personalized speaking and writing practice
¦ Communicative pronunciation activities
¦ Listening strategies
¦ Reading that leads to realistic writing tasks
¦ Clear learning aims
• Self-assessment tools
• Self-study Audio CD/CD-ROM for Windows® and Macintosh®
The four levels of Touchstone take adult and young adult learners from the beginning through the intermediate levels of proficiency. Student's Book 2 is designed for high beginners and teaches grammar, vocabulary, and conversation strategies for everyday interaction.