In this course, the student will learn the fundamental tools for communicating in English. As well as introducing the fundamental structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about basic topic areas; the learner is encouraged to practice pronunciation from the very beginning. As the course advances, the learner is presented with examples of new structures and lexical fields in a coherent, thorough and progressive way as each lesson builds on material and structures covered in previous parts of the course. With a comprehensive range of effective exercises which recognise the individual needs of different learner types; the course combines the proven methodological value of exercises such as: cloze gap, multiple-choice, ordering, spelling and drilling with the benefits of a multi-media course. The course provides many opportunities to hear native speakers in the different contexts and checks comprehension through a variety of exercises such as gap-fills, multiple choice and true or false.