This textbook is designed for advanced beginning-intermediate English language learners in an academic English program. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary and reviews basic grammar points. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web. Audio files are also available online via PSU Mediaspace. Please see the Open Textbook Library for faculty Reviews of this textbook Adopt/AdaptIf you are an instructor adopting or adapting this PDXOpen textbook, please help us understand your use by filling out this form