Every student needs top class reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to succeed at an academic level. Skillful is a brand new five-level course which focuses on each of these skills to give presentation, instant practice and complete immersion in that language skill. It offers students the opportunity to develop language skills by presenting them with contemporary topics and ideas, while building critical thinking skills that are vital for academic success. The study skills focus adds to learner development, providing students with practical guidance and support, and also building confidence for independent learning throughout a university course.

Skillful is an arena for intelligent thinking, taking students from beginner to advanced level in the CEFR. The series has been carefully compiled to encourage students to think more laterally about the English language, their studies, and the world around them. Each level includes both a Listening & Speaking and Reading & Writing coursebook that complement each other through parallel topics and features. As well as providing the tools for academic success, Skillful creates an exciting, interactive learning environment which encourages student debate.

What makes Skillful special?

- The course offers comprehensive digital components in the form of a page-faithful Digibook and an online Skillful Practice area, which includes interactive activities, productive tasks, video material, a full markbook, and a tests area with additional exam-style practice activities.

- Each unit provides opportunities to engage critically with issues raised in the texts and to consider concepts beyond their superficial meaning, helping to develop critical thinking skills, such as evaluating and synthesizing information.

- The critical thinking skills are supported by the Academic Keyword List, compiled by the Centre of English Corpus Linguistics at the University of Louvain.

- The course takes a skills-based approach, with each unit distinguishing between global, overall skills and close, or detailed, language skills, and can be used flexibly, either to focus on distinct skills, or as an integrated package between the Listening & Speaking and Reading & Writing Student’s Books.

- A systematic development of practical study skills is provided through realistic case studies and material by Stella Cottrell, author of The Study Skills Handbook.


Niveles: Fundation - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Alcance: CEFR / A1 - C1

Carga horaria: 4+ horas semanales.

Editorial: Macmillan Publishers

For Students

Student's Book Listening & Speaking  

Student's Book Reding & Writing  

Digibook & Writing  


For Teachers

Teacher's Book Listening & Speaking  

Teacher's Book Reading & Writing

Class Audio CDs  

Digibook for Teachers  

Scope & Sequence