Time Zones Second Edition

Language(s): American English

Level(s): Starter, Low-beginning, Beginning, High-beginning, Low-intermediate (US), Pre-A1, A1, A2, B1


Time Zones, Second Edition is a four-skills program designed to teach teenagers how to use English effectively, developing them into successful global citizens. It features:

  • Engaging real-world content that brings National Geographic Explorers and 21st century topics into the classroom.
  • A communicative approach that offers students the opportunity to learn about and critically discuss global issues.
  • National Geographic video in every unit, introducing amazing places, culture, and information from around the world.
  • An all-new Starter level, introducing students to the essential English language skills and vocabulary necessary for true beginners.

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Nicholas Beare

Nicholas Beare has been involved in English Language Teaching for more than thirty years. After taking a BSc (Honours) Degree in Psychology, he trained as an English Language teacher. Since starting h... more

David Bohlke

David Bohlke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, program director, editor, and materials writer. He has taught in universities, high schools, language institutes in Japan, K... more

Tim Collins

Tim Collins holds a PhD in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Texas at Austin as well as two Masters from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has held teaching posts in... more

Catherine Frazier

Catherine Frazier holds a PhD in Education and Sociology from the University of Missouri at Kansas, a B.Sc in Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and her MATL in Teaching English as... more

Richard Frazier

Richard Frazier holds both a PhD and a Masters in Education. He has extensive experience as a teacher of science and mathematics in Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and in the United States. Cur... more

Mary Jane Maples

Mary Jane Maples has over 30 years of experience in English teaching. She has served as Editorial Director and Executive Editor on over two dozen titles, including titles in other languages. She has ... more

Ian Purdon

Ian taught English as a foreign language in Europe and Asia before embarking on a career in ELT publishing as an editor and materials writer. Over the past 13 years, he has developed numerous programm... more

Jennifer Wilkin

Jennifer Wilkin has written and developed ELT materials for more than ten years. Prior to that, she was an editor of nonfiction texts in the humanities. She has taught English in France and Brazil, an... more
Time Zones, Second Edition features National Geographic video in every unit, introducing amazing places, culture and information from around the world.
Young Learners and Teens 2019

Our programs for young learners and teenagers create a solid foundation for learning about the world.


For preprimary and primary, we use real-world content, supported by projects, songs, games, and stories to show very young leaners and young learners that English is a tool to learn about and communicate with the world.


Our secondary programs help teenage learners understand each other better, with projects and classroom activities that encourage confident self-expression, and help learners to develop their own voice in English.