Perspectives: a brand new high-school series!

For much of the last year, one of our main writing projects has been the Upper-Intermediate level of a forthcoming National Geographic Learning high school / secondary series called PERSPECTIVES. It’s based loosely around TED talks, with each unit containing one double-page spread based on a particular talk, and the rest of the unit then exploring other themes and sidetracks suggested by the talk. It’s being launched as a four-level British English and American English series and you can see more here:

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