Passages is a new two-level, multi-skills course that takes learners of English as a foreign language from the high-intermediate to the advanced level. Written in North American English, Passages is designed to follow the New Interchange series or any other beginning to intermediate course. Passages continues the popular Interchange approach to listening and speaking by integrating structural, functional, lexical, and thematic syllabuses and offering a communicative methodology that focuses on both fluency and accuracy. At the same time, Passages provides more opportunities to develop reading and writing abilities as well as more challenging content to develop students' higher-level thinking skills. After completing the course, students will feel confident in their ability to express their views on a wide variety of topics, both orally and in writing.