21st Century Communication is a four-level series that uses powerful ideas from TED Talks to teach learners to think critically and communicate effectively. Through authentic models of effective communication, students build fluency in the listening and speaking skills needed to achieve academic and personal success.
TED Talks are used to develop essential 21st century skills, including critical thinking, collaboration, and visual literacy.
Speaking, pronunciation, and presentation skills, inspired by TED speakers, prepare learners to speak confidently in any situation.
Extended listening based on real-world situations and TED Talks provide listening and note-taking practice.
Online Workbooks include the entire audio and video program, and automatically graded language practice activities - ideal for both hybrid and blended courses.
Lida Baker is the author of more than two dozen print and digital books for students and teachers of English as a second or foreign language. Now a full-time author and editor, she previously taught ESL at the American Language Center, University of California, Los Angeles Extension. She lives in Los Angeles. 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 has taught ESL in the United States and France. She is the author/co-author of over 40 ELT titles representing a wide range of audiences, from adult education to English for academic purposes.