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Easy and enjoyable to teach, Touchstone offers a fresh approach to the teaching and learning of English.

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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