Stand Out, Third Edition

US Adult Ed

6 Levels

Beginner to Upper Intermediate

American English


Stand Out, Third Edition is a six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult education, with a proven track record of successful results.

The third edition of Stand Out continues to provide students with the foundations and tools needed to achieve success in life, college, and career, meeting the goals set forth in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as well as national and state standards and objectives including College and Career Readiness (CCRS), English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), and EL Civics.

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Staci Johnson

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Buying Options/Components


  • Student's Book
      and Workbook
  • Student's Book
      with Online Workbook
  • Student's eBook
      with Online Workbook


  • Student's Book
  • Student's eBook
  • Workbook
  • Online Workbook


  • Lesson Planner
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Assessment CD-ROM with Examview
  • Lifeskills DVDs
  • Audio CDs
  • Learning Management System
From the Classroom

Administrators and instructors from Pui Tak Center in Chicago, Illinois explain their experience choosing and teaching Stand Out, Third Edition in their program.

New to This Edition

  • ‘Reading Challenge’ sections integrate Stand Out’s strong emphasis on skills development throughout the book. Readings featuring National Geographic Explorers consolidate language and ignite curiosity.
  • The updated video program includes National Geographic footage to introduce learners to real-world themes in addition to short dramatic episodes that reinforce the themes and vocabulary in each unit.
  • Expanded ‘Critical Thinking Activities’ challenge learners to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information that helps prepare them for the workplace and academic life.
  • Online Workbooks provide reinforcement and consolidation of key language through automatically graded exercises and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
  • Extensive teacher support helps instructors prepare students for success through numerous activities found in print and digital resources created for multi-level classrooms.

Introducing Learn English with TED Talks

Learn English with TED Talks is a supplemental resource for use in any English language classroom. The language learning app and teaching resources help learners understand and discuss powerful ideas from TED Talks in the classroom.

Fully supported with easy-to-use classroom resources, including lesson plans and a Classroom Presentation Tool, Learn English with TED Talks supports any English language curriculum and inspires learners to find their own voice in English.

Click here to request a demo of the Learn English with TED Talks app.

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