New 2nd Edition combines brand-new fluency, culture, assessment, and digital resources with the features teachers love from the first edition; fast-paced language, strong skills training, unique phonics programme, civic education and comprehensive testing. Features for the 2nd edition include real-world fluency development with supporting DVD, interactive Online Practice, new and updated assessment and testing material, and additional culture focus sections. Family and Friends offers a carefully graded approach to reading, writing and literacy skills in English to young learners. No other course offers you the same benefits as Family and Friends. The exceptionally strong skills training programme includes a focus on real speaking and writing output. Plus - the amazing package of integrated print and digital resources suits all teaching situations and learner types, supporting students, teachers, and parents. Use it with Little Friends and First Friends to make it an eight or nine-year course.