6 Levels

Beginner to Proficient

American and British English

Up to 90 Teaching Hours/Level

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Keynote invites learners to explore life-changing stories for a deeper understanding of the world, developing the confidence and skills needed to express themselves powerfully and proficiently in English.

Engaging and authentic TED Talks, featuring remarkable people communicating passionately and persuasively, provide inspiring ideas and an unparalleled source of authentic language, driving an integrated-skills syllabus alongside 21st century outcomes like communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Real-world content presented through readings, infographics, and interviews motivates learners to engage with language meaningfully.

Unique presentation sections based on best practices demonstrated by TED speakers teach transferable strategies that develop fluency, confidence and compelling delivery.

Choose Your Language

Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett is a teacher and writer based in Oxford, UK, where he ran his own school teaching English to professionals from 1996 to 2006. He currently teaches refugee children in Palestine and Jordan... more

Helen Stephenson

Helen Stephenson first taught business English in the 1980s. She has written in-house training courses and a course for upper-secondary students. Sh... more

David Bohlke

David Bohlke has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, program director, editor, and materials writer. He has lived and worked in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Saudi Arabia,... more

Lewis Lansford

Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master’s in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language centre in Arizona a... more
Buying Options/Components


  • Student's Book with the Spark platform
  • Spark platform, Instant Access
  • Combo Splits
  • Workbook


  • Teacher's Book
  • Spark Platform

On the Spark platform

  • National Geographic Learning Online Placement
  • Admin Tools
  • Teacher's Resources
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Assessment Suite
  • Online Practice
  • Student's eBook
  • Course Gradebook

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  • Manage your course and teach great classes with integrated teaching and learning tools.
  • Track student and class performances on independent online practice and assessment.
  • Set up classes and roster students quickly and easily on Spark.