Speakout 2nd Edition

Real English in your classroom

Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier.

It follows a balanced approach to topics, language development and skills work. Speaking activities are prominent, but not at the expense of the other core skills of reading, writing and listening, which are developed systematically throughout.

Now with: Enable students to complete activities and access media wherever they are with an interactive Student's Book.

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Now with: Create the tests you want for your class from the assessment package available with your course.

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  • Eight-level English course for adult students
  • Suitable for students from Beginner (CEFR A1) to ‘Advanced (CEFR C2)
  • Global Scale of English (GSE) range: 22 - 88

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How does Speakout Advanced Plus help learners?

Introducing the new Plus levels

The new Plus levels give those students who need it more time to progress and achieve their objectives using fresh material.

Intermediate Plus helps students progress along the intermediate plateau effectively. 

  • It is for new students who are at the upper end of intermediate and for existing students who are progressing through intermediate and need new material to motivate them.
  • Intermediate Plus extends the vocabulary of Intermediate and revisits key language areas that are known to be problematic for learners at that level. It covers more challenging areas of language and skills, and more subtleties of meaning in the grammar.

Advanced Plus uses completely new material to expose students to the authentic language that is at the heart of Advanced level learning.

  • It focuses on shades of meaning by contrasting language and covering idiomatic expressions.
  • Advanced Plus gives students who need longer to be confident at this level the option to extend their Advanced learning.

Discover Speakout 2nd Edition

  • New design: We've improved the overall design of the components and pages, refreshed the photos and illustrations, and selected dramatic images to introduce each new unit. Great images motivate learners, and provide excellent prompts for language activities.
  • Reading & Listening Texts: We've broadened the range of texts to reflect the types of texts learners read outside the classroom. Listening texts are also more authentic and we've included a wider variety of international accents.
  • BBC Video Clips: The BBC video clips in each unit are unique to Speakout. We've retained the most popular clips and included some wonderful new material from the BBC to engage and motivate learners.
  • Pronunciation Sections: We've developed a stronger pronunciation syllabus with a wider range of pronunciation features.

Build confidence in English

  • Authentic, real world language, challenging activities and recycling of language builds student confidence in understanding context and communication.
  • Clips from BBC programmes and interviews on the street expose students to a wide range of language and accents, familiarising them with English as it is spoken.
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Spend more time on task 

  • Speakout encourages students to talk and write about their own experiences to help them as they practise.
  • Clear objectives in every unit help students focus on what they will achieve so they can see how they are improving.
  • BBC clips are fun for your students - and you - to watch and encourage students to learn.

Achieve personal goals

  • Speakout gives students practice in working collaboratively and builds communication skills that are essential for study and the workplace.
  • GSE/CEFR mapping helps students track their progress and see the relevance of what they are learning.
Speakout covers 8 eight levels

Real English in the classroom

BBC content exposes students from the start to a wide range of language and accents, familiarising them with English as it is spoken.

The videos in Speakout come from a wide range of BBC programmes, including documentaries, dramas and entertainment. These also include interviews with people on the street filmed by the BBC.

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Why does Speakout use video from the BBC?

Why does Speakout use authentic material?

How does Speakout help learners with the challenge of using authentic material?


Speakout 2nd Edition delivers a fully-integrated learning package which includes MyEnglishLab, Speakout Extra, Study Booster plus a whole lot more. 

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Case study

Find out how a school in Spain found using Speakout with MyEnglishLab enhanced spoken and written communication skills in English.