World Link, Fourth Edition: Developing English Fluency


5 Levels

Beginner to Upper Intermediate

American English

Up to 90 Teaching Hours/Level

Our World CEFR Chart


World Link, Fourth Edition teaches learners to communicate confidently. It develops integrated language skills with an emphasis on spoken English through familiar topics, relevant grammar, and essential vocabulary.

World Link brings the world to the classroom through a famously fun video program, relatable National Geographic content, and teacher-tested lessons.

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Nancy Douglas

Nancy Douglas is a teacher, materials writer, and editor who has been in ELT for over twenty years. She has extensive experience working with students from around the world and has co-authored several... more

John Hughes

John Hughes is an award-winning ELT author with thirty years’ experience of teaching and teacher training. He has worked with learners and teachers from all over the world and is a well-known conferen... more

James R. Morgan

James Morgan is the co-author of Cengage's best-selling series World Link. He has taught English in Japan and worked as an in-house development editor for a major ELT publisher. Since 1998, he has bee... more
Series Editor

Susan Stempleski

Susan Stempleski is the World Link series editor, teacher trainer, and noted author of several texts on teaching with film and video. She currently teaches at the Hunter College Intensive English Lang... more
Buying Options/Components


  • Student's Book
      and Workbook
  • Student's Book
      with My World Link Online Practice
      and Student's eBook
  • My World Link Online Practice
       with Student's eBook


  • Student's Book
  • My World Link Online Practice with Student's eBook
  • Workbook
  • Combo Split


  • Teacher's Book
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • ExamView Assessment Suite
  • The National Geographic Learning Online Placement Test
  • Learning Management System
New to This Edition

New lesson features in World Link, Fourth Edition help learners to:

  • Produce language in real-world scenarios using ‘Can Do’ Language Goals.
  • Express themselves clearly through guided activities in the ‘Active English’ sections.
  • Personalize topics and speak with confidence using new ‘Global Voices’ videos that model language goals and lead into guided communicative activities.
  • Collaborate in projects that reinforce language lessons using the ‘Real World Link’ pages.
  • Actively participate in face-to-face and virtual classes with a fully-support digital package.
  • A new Level 4 teaches learners to communicate confidently at the upper-intermediate (B2) level.

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