Pacesetter is a four-level course for teenagers with a
communicative approach. New language is presented in contexts
relevant to teenagers and in ways which actively involve students
in the learning process. Grammar is the starting point of the
syllabus. The problem-solving approach to grammar helps students to
work out for themselves the meaning and use of structures. Practice
activities help students use the grammar in everyday situations.
Motivating topics draw on students' own experiences and develop
their interest in the world around them. Integrated skills work
presents students with a variety of activities that develop their
confidence and fluency in speaking, reading, writing and listening.
The variety of texts, discussions and dialogues is supported by
practical tasks that help students to use and understand the new
language. A systematic vocabulary syllabus combined with
learning-to-learn skills encourage students to develop their own
strategies for remembering new words.