Touchstone is a ground-breaking 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 1 is designed for beginners and teaches basic grammar, vocabulary, and conversation strategies for everyday interaction.