Series consultant Dr Ken Beatty

StartUp is the new general English course for adults and young adults who want to make their way in the world and need English to do it.

This innovative eight-level, multi-skills course is a complete language program. It motivates 21st century learners with relevant and media-rich content, and provides teachers with robust support to make teaching personalizable and easy.

StartUp is a flexible blended course that includes the Pearson Practice English App that takes learners from the page to mobile learning anywhere, anytime. It brings the world into the classroom and takes the classroom into the world, putting learners at its center.

StartUp webinars

Please join our series of webinars as we explore our new general English course for adult learners, StartUp. In each webinar, we discuss a different aspect of the course, discover what makes it innovative and how it can help you support your learners to progress successfully.

Dr Ken Beatty, our series consultant, explores how StartUp can help you as a teacher with new approaches to teaching, contemporary topics and innovative activities, personalizing your teaching, motivating your students and developing their skills.

English for 21st century learners

Help your students learn the language they need to communicate in their personal, academic, and work lives in the 21st century, while building their collaborative and critical thinking skills.

Personalized, flexible teaching

Personalize the class, focus on different strands and skills, flip the learning or teach traditionally as you see fit. Extend and differentiate instruction to meet your students’ needs.

Motivating and relevant learning

Immerse your students in an innovative world of interactive activities and a wide range of videos: grammar and pronunciation coaches, humorous character-based conversation videos, and high-interest talks.

Access at your fingertips

Access StartUp anytime, anywhere with vocabulary, grammar, listening and conversation activities on the go with the Pearson Practice English App. Listen to or watch all the audio and video whenever and wherever you want.

StartUp’s video program

StartUp is a video-rich course, with all videos integrated into the units to model language, present information and help make your classes more engaging for both your students and you:

  • humorous and interesting character-driven conversation videos throughout each unit
  • media project videos in Levels 1-4 and presentation skills videos in Levels 5-8
  • Grammar Coach videos, Pronunciation Coach videos in Levels 1-4 and TED-Talk style videos in Levels 5-8

Learn more

For the students

  • Student Book w/ Digital Resources & App
  • Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab & App
  • Workbook

For the teacher

  • Teacher's Edition
  • ActiveTeach

A2+, B1 and B1+ available in 2019 / A2, B2 and B2+ available in 2020 / A1 and C1 available in 2021