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.
Lynn Bonesteel became interested in international education and cross-cultural communication over thirty years ago when she spent her junior year abroad studying Latin American topics and linguistics at the Centro Andino in Quito, Ecuador. Lynn holds an undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts and a graduate degree in education with a specialization in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Boston University. Lynn is fluent in Spanish, has studied German, French, and Italian, and has traveled to many countries in Europe and Latin America, as well as Japan. In addition to having worked full time for more than 25 years at the Center for Language and Orientation Programs at Boston University (CELOP) as a senior lecturer in ESL at all levels (beginning to advanced), Lynn is the author, co-author or contributing author of numerous textbooks for English language learners. Lynn is also a frequent presenter at international teaching conferences and often works with student teachers, graduate students, and International Teaching Fellows from Boston University's School of Education and Graduate College of Arts and Sciences. Lynn has a particular interest in teaching Legal English to foreign lawyers and prospective law students; she has taught at the Boston University School of Law's Summer Legal Institute in London and at Chuo University Law School in Tokyo, Japan, and currently teaches in and coordinates the Pre-LLM Legal English program at CELOP. Lynn has also worked as an English assessment specialist with Boston Language Consultants in Buenos Aires, Argentina.