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Based on extensive research into how people actually use English, Touchstone teaches students the grammar, vocabulary, and conversation strategies they need to communicate fluently and successfully in today's modern world. Its unique comprehensive syllabus also offers truly communicative pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing tasks. With Touchstone in print, teachers and students are guaranteed lively lessons of personalized, learner-centered interaction exposure to natural English, and the development of learning strategies that students can take beyond the classroom.


Key features

  • Natural Language - Extensive Corpus research ensures natural language is presented and practiced in authentic contexts.
  • Conversation Strategies - Explicit and systematic development of conversation strategies ensures learners speak with fluency and confidence.
  • Inductive Learning - Active and inductive learner-centered tasks encourage students to become independent learners. Students are challenged to figure things out for themselves – a powerful aid to understanding.
  • Personalisation - engaging activities that encourage students to talk about their own lives and ideas promotes personalized speaking.
  • Blended Learning - Touchstone has an adjustable blend of print and digital course components offering maximum flexibility. Blend the Students’ Book with the Online Workbook or use the fully online course to blend with the printed Student’s Book. Touchstone is - 100% digital, 100% online, or anywhere in between.
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Beginning – Intermediate

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Touchstone Online

Touchstone Online is a fully online course, available at 4 levels, that retains the same trusted Touchstone syllabus and learning outcomes found in the print course.

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Success stories

Touchstone is already helping teachers improve their students' English with impressive results worldwide.

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Interview with our authors

Read what the authors have to say on how they created Touchstone and what has been added to the Second edition

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Review left for Touchstone Teacher's Edition 3

with Audio CD
 19 May 2015

Graduate Student

This book is very helpful because it has very interesting content for students

Review left for Touchstone Teacher's Edition 1

Teachers Book 1 with Audio CD
 5 February 2015

By Dabiel
Part-time teacher

El libro es muy bueno, básico y sencillo que cualquiera puede entenderlo si tiene deseos de aprender el idioma.

 14 October 2014

By Aranoos

it is a great book and it helps me to learn english.

Review left for Touchstone Level 1

Student's Book with Audio CD/CD-ROM
 4 October 2014

By jzuge
Full-time teacher

This is great material for my esl students!! I am ordering all levels as we speak!

Review left for Touchstone Teacher's Edition 2

Teachers Book with Audio CD
 21 August 2014

By jaka

very very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very veryvery very very good

Review left for Touchstone 1B

Full Contact (with NTSC DVD)
 7 July 2014

By mmr

great item im student and need to good book great item im student and need to good book

Review left for Touchstone Level 4

Student's Book with Audio CD/CD-ROM
 11 June 2014

By moutihjouni

good for every day English learning. Expressions, vocabularies, grammar, conversations. It offers complete tools for students....

Review left for Touchstone Testcrafter

 10 June 2014

By user591845445488
Self-employed teacher

Eu não consigo usar o soft ele fica colocando a mensagem :handler not defined #mjetref script error, o que faço?

Review left for Touchstone Level 4

Student's Book B with Audio CD/CD-ROM
 27 May 2014

By rufus123

it is an excelent book for the students in fhigh school i recomend it

Review left for Touchstone Teacher's Edition 4

with Audio CD
 11 April 2014

By mohamed666
Full-time teacher

It was so good , thank you very much , I appreciate your effort .

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