The book develops pupils' use and understanding of German by providing straightforward explanations of the way language works, alongside motivation, stepped activities. Clear learning targets are made explicit to the pupils at the beginning of each unit. Simple grammar explanations and practice help you to provide an integrated approach to teaching the structure of the language. Language-learning skills are carefully developed through the activities, and supported in the other components. Explanations and modelling of German pronunciation are accompanied by regular practice activities throughout the book. Extensions units ensure that the core remains accessible and that all abilities are catered for. Differentiated reading and writing activities at the back of the book provide a wealth of material that pupils can work on independently. Mini-tests, end-of-module checklists and revision tests provide valuable material for Assessment for Learning. Assessment for Learning is further supported in the other components of the course.