Citizen Z  is aimed at the current generation of teenagers, with their own needs, interests and aspirations. Young people are living in a world which requires new skills and preparation so that in the future they can take their places as citizens in the world.

Citizen Z  has been written to take this into account …..

… whether inside or outside the classroom, the course goes beyond building strong language skills to developing the whole learner – with an emphasis on critical thinking, values, self-esteem and life skills – ensuring academic and lifelong success.

Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks and Peter Lewis-Jones

Number of Levels

A1-C1 (Starter to Advanced)

English for Spanish Speakers
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Informed by the Cambridge English Corpus
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Key features:

  • Engaging and thought-provoking topics challenge and inspire teenage learners.
  • Guided writing and speaking sections support students step by step through the process to build fluent, confident written and spoken English.
  • Culture lessons encourage students to think and talk about life in other countries and how it compares with their own.
  • Literature lessons expose students to authentic language and encourage an appreciation of literature.
  • Life skills lessons develop non language skills to help students in all aspects of their lives.
  • ‘Cambridge Exams’ pages and assessment-style activities prepare students for success at A2 Key, B1 Preliminary, B2 First and C1 Advanced.
  • Graded Workbook activities and extra ideas in the Teacher’s Book provide plenty of support for fast-finishers and mixed-ability classes.

English for Spanish Speakers:

Citizen Z  is specifically designed for Spanish-speaking teenage students and includes:

  • ‘Get it right!’ pages in the Student’s Book plus ‘Get it right!’ boxes throughout the units that highlight common mistakes made by Spanish-speaking learners.
  • A specific pronunciation section which focuses on common pronunciation errors.
  • ‘Say it right!’ exercises that deal with areas which are more problematic for Spanish speakers.
  • A coverage of all the competences students are expected to acquire with a Key competences mapping in the Teacher’s Book.
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