Excel in your studies.
Succeed in life.

New Language Leader is the ideal choice for universities or university pathway institutions looking to develop rounded, high-flying students.

Tasks now mapped to the IELTS exam

  • The brand new edition of the
    five-level English language course
  • For pre-university and university
    adult students
  • Covering CEF A1 to C1

WHAT IS IT?

With a good balance of general and academic English, New Language Leader develops knowledge and skills that students need to learn and succeed in a globalised world. Contemporary topics stimulate discussions and develop critical thinking. Study skills and materials embedded in every unit offer your students a ready-made “how to succeed in my studies” toolkit.

Guide, Discover and Inspire
      with New Language Leader

We asked David Cotton, an author of New Language Leader, to share what inspired him to create the course and how New Language Leader can make you a legendary teacher.

COMPONENTS

WHY CHOOSE NEW LANGUAGE LEADER?

I need to make sure that my pathway students are well-prepared for their university course. Can New Language Leader help?

It is not just about learning English anymore. To be successful in the modern academic environment students need to develop 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, text analysis, and digital literacies. Each lesson of New Language Leader has activities focused on reinforcing these competencies.

I want to support my students with real-life English materials but I’m too busy to look for them myself.

With New Language Leader you don’t need to look for extra support anymore. The course offers a variety of authentic materials that familiarise students with real English expressions and scenarios. “Meet the Experts” videos provide genuine interviews with real professionals who have interesting careers and share their experiences with learners. “Study Skills” videos provide ready-made guidance for academic success.

Developing rounded, high-flying students sounds like a time-consuming task. How can New Language Leader support me?

With the latest generation of MyEnglishLab, you can delegate some of your teaching routine to this smart technology. Automated marking helps you to be more efficient with your time. Gradebook gives you a summary of the areas in which individuals need more practice.

I need a course that can engage my students in conversations.

New Language Leader provides a range of contemporary topics including business and global affairs, design, the media, crime, travel, education, the environment, health, society values, science and engineering, sports, communication and globalisation. These are all familiar topics that students see in the news and online. They stimulate discussion and develop critical thinking. Students better engage in class discussions and learn how to construct logical arguments in English.

I want my pathway students to do well at the admission tests like IELTS or PTE Academic without compromising on general English knowledge.

The key to success is a general English syllabus combined with academic English and exam preparation. The assessment spreads in New Language Leader develop the skills that students need to get a high score at the popular university admission exams. This way, students prepare for their tests and develop a good general English base for future academic studies. Teacher’s notes also contain suggestions on how to tailor the material for exams-focused classes.

WHAT IS MYENGLISHLAB?

MyEnglishLab is a smart platform that brings you a variety of interactive online learning activities to support your teaching. Students will benefit from a large range of interactive exercises to practise their English and succeed.


ENRICHED
LEARNING

Today’s learners are digital natives who really engage with multimedia content. With MyEnglishLab they can learn English by watching videos, listening to audio, and recording their own voices.

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TIME EFFICIENT


Automated scoring gives immediate feedback to students helping teachers to make the most of their time.

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CHALLENGES STUDENTS TO TRY HARDER

Hints and tips encourage students to analyse what they are doing rather than just guessing the answers.

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INFORMED TEACHING

Gradebook helps track student performance and understand their strengths and weaknesses. Teachers can identify the areas where students struggle most, so they can spend more time on explanation and practice.

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Authors

Gareth Rees

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Gareth Rees studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Having taught in Spain and China, he currently teaches at the University of the Arts, London. As well as teaching English, he is an academic English course leader, and unit leader on courses in cross-cultural communication for the London College of Fashion. He has also developed English language materials for the BBC World Service Learning English section, and he makes films which appear in festivals and on British television.

Ian Lebeau

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Ian Lebeau studied Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge and did his MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. He has thirty-five years' experience in ELT - mainly in higher education - and has worked in Spain, Italy, Japan and the UK. He has directed and taught on a wide range of programmes including foundation, IELTS and general English. Among his pedagogical interests are: curriculum design, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and critical thinking and writing skills.

David Cotton

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David Cotton studied Economics at the University of Reading and did an MA in French Language and Literature at the University of Toronto. He has over 44 years teaching and training experience, and is co-author of the successful Market Leader and Business Class course books. He has taught in Canada, France and England, and has been visiting lecturer in many universities overseas. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University. He frequently gives talks at EFL conferences.

David Falvey

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David Falvey studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford and did his MA in TEFL at the University of Birmingham. He has lived in Africa and the Middle East and has teaching, training and managerial experience in the UK and Asia, including working as a teacher trainer at the British Council in Tokyo. He was previously Head of the English Language Centre at London Metropolitan University. David is co-author of the successful business English course Market Leader.

Simon Kent

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Simon Kent studied History at the University of Sheffield, and has an M.A. in History and Cultural Studies. He has over 25 years' teaching experience, including three years as an in-company trainer in Berlin at the time of German reunification. He has spent the majority of his career in higher education in the UK where he has taught on and directed programmes of business, general and academic English.

TRY NEW LANGUAGE LEADER

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a
sample unit from the
Students’ Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the audio samples and hear the multiple exposures to new language.

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BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Students’ Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the audio samples and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Students' Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the audio samples and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Students’ Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the audio samples and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Students' Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the audio samples and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

WHY CHOOSE PEARSON?

If you thought learning was confined to the classroom, think again.

We love what we do in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Pearson, because we get to work in lots of different types of classrooms around the world. Every day we look at ways of combining content, assessment, technology and services to help teachers and students across the world teach, learn and practise their English skills, making us, Pearson, the world's leading education company.

We believe in all kinds of learning, delivered at any time, in any place through materials of the highest quality, enabling you to achieve your English learning and teaching goals.

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