New Cornerstone

Accelerating language proficiency while building literacy and academic skills, New Cornerstone supports young learners’ English language and literacy development with global topics and texts that spark excitement and interest.

For primary learners American English Print and digital 5 levels GSE: 25-56 CEFR: A1-B1+

About the course

Learners dive into topics through reading, with activities and videos to further academic progress

New Cornerstone has been developed to support young learners as they strive for academic success and full English proficiency in a global environment. Each unit is organized around a Big Question which provides a starting point for building understanding around key concepts and vocabulary.

Grammar rules are explained clearly with easy-to-understand examples, while connected learning and research-based reading and language instruction are balanced with high-interest, age-appropriate stories.

New Cornerstone exposes young English learners to authentic spoken language with Big Questions for discussion and Big Question videos, that link all language and literacy content. As well as English fluency, habit-building activities encourage reflection, exploration and revision of transferable academic skills.

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Why choose New Cornerstone?

Exposes learners to authentic spoken language
Develops English language and literacy skills with academic rigour
Focuses on developing transferable academic skills alongside English fluency

New Cornerstone is part of our Connected English Learning Program

Fast-track your learners' progress: 

  • Teach with New Cornerstone
  • Assess with Benchmark Test – Young Learners
  • Certify with Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners

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