adult learners working in technical jobs in an international context. in-work learners who are technicians, engineers, supervisors, or team leaders. people who need to communicate with co-workers (frequently also non-native users of English) about very practical technical subjects - installations, working practices, processes, problems, etc. people who need to communicate by e-mail, make telephone calls, and read and understand manuals written in English.
Key features: Simple, needs-related language presented clearly and logically, on a need-to-know basis, to help learners start communicating immediately. Vocabulary relevant to technical applications. Short, practical speaking tasks enable learners to use new language in hands-on contexts such as explaining purpose, giving instructions, and describing what things do. Frequent recycling to continually review and consolidate learning. Real help in telephoning, e-mailing, and reading technical information. Survival skills such as getting directions, changing money, and ordering food, plus games and other fun activities.