Language(s): American English

Level(s): Beginning, High-beginning, Low-intermediate (US)


Inspire is a listening and speaking course with additional content reading designed to create a richer speaking experience. The spectacular National Geographic photos and video provide enduring images that inspire learners to discover the world in all its brilliance.

  • A mixture of scripted and authentic audio provides opportunities for listening practice.
  • Students' communicative competence is developed through guided pair and group discussion activities.
  • An extensive range of activity types include interviews, surveys, class presentations and projects, and encourage students to take their learning beyond the classroom.
  • National Geographic video offers additional opportunities for developing listening comprehension and inspires discussion about the wondrous diversity of our planet.

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Pamela Hartmann

Pamela Hartmann taught in Korea (through the Peace Corps) and then in Greece before returning to California, where she taught at UCLA, USC, Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College, Pepperdine U... more

Nancy Douglas

Nancy Douglas is a teacher, materials writer, and editor who has been in ELT for over twenty years. She has extensive experience working with students from around the world and has co-authored several... more

Andrew Boon

Andrew Boon is an associate professor at Toyo Gakuen University. He has been teaching in Japan for over 15 years and is currently an Aston University PhD student. He has published articles on teacher ... more