Pathways, Second Edition

Language(s): American English

Level(s): High-beginning, Low-intermediate (US), Intermediate, High-intermediate, Advanced, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1


Pathways, Second Edition, is a global, five-level academic English program. Carefully-guided lessons develop the language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success. Using authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, Pathways prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment.​

  • Authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment.
  • Explicit and clear skill introduction and practice throughout the program helps learners to develop language proficiency and develop academic skills.
  • Critical thinking activities are integrated throughout each unit, and help develop independent learners.
  • Viewing in each unit uses engaging and relevant National Geographic video clips to give learners additional content and skills practice.
  • Integrated exam tasks prepare students for standardized tests like TOEFL and IELTS.
  • Online Workbooks, powered by MyELT, include automatically graded activities and video clips for learners to practice the skills taught in the Student Books.
  • A FREE Companion Website for teachers and students provides additional materials to support the Pathways program.

Choose Your Skill

Becky Tarver Chase

Becky Tarver Chase is an experienced English instructor who has taught all subject areas including reading, writing, grammar, communication skills, and test preparation. She has worked at universities... more

Christien Lee

Christien Lee, who has dual Canadian and British citizenship, has worked in English Language Teaching for more than 20 years. His roles have included teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer, ma... more

Paul MacIntyre

Paul MacIntyre earned his MA in TESL from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been an ELT professional for over 20 years. Paul has teaching experience in Japan and the United States, and ... more

Kathy Najafi

Kathy Najafi holds an MAELT (Masters in English Language Teaching) from Reading University, London, U.K. She has extensive ESL/EFL teaching experience in the United Arab Emirates, Iran and the United ... more

Cyndy Fettig

Laurie Blass

Laurie Blass is a writer and editor specializing in print and digital English Language Teaching materials. She has an M.A. in Linguistics and a TESL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh and h... more

Mari Vargo

Mari Vargo holds an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University. She has authored numerous ELT textbooks and online educational materials for a wide range of audiences, including community col... more
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