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Space to learn

The language classroom is a studio – a space where learners can study and practise, before using the language they have learned in the outside world.

  • A new six-level course taking learners from A1 to C1
  • A systematic approach to grammar and vocabulary development
  • Clearly staged productive skills lessons at each level
  • A focus on functional language and communication skills
  • Original video and audio-based lessons bring language to life
  • Support for new and experienced teachers

Key Features

A fresh approach to lesson topics using 12 channels, a special focus on communication with an emphasis on pairwork tasks, innovative audio and video material to engage students, and mobile digital resources to enhance the learning experience.

To provide students with a greater variety of topics than other course books, each lesson in STUDIO is linked to a different theme or channel. The 12 STUDIO channels include Arts & Entertainment, Business, Education, Sports, Science & Technology, and Travel.

Video-based functional lessons in each unit (101 things to do in English) develop students’ communication skills while the Studio Mix, Life Stories and Studio Views lessons give students regular opportunities to watch as well as listen to people speaking. 

Frequent opportunities for spoken interaction help students become confident speakers. STUDIO has a special emphasis on pairwork, with communicative tasks designed to develop accuracy and fluency, bringing the language to life.

Downloadable Vocabulary Beats in the Workbook allow students to repeat words that build into phrases set to a music track – a memorable and fun way to practise new vocabulary in the classroom, at home, or on the move.

The Helbling Media App includes all the pairwork activities in a unique mobile format. The App also has all the video and audio material, as well as the Vocabulary Beats. The Quick Notes and Answer Keys allow teachers to present classes from the App.

The Language Studio at the back of each book provides a visual vocabulary reference, extra writing tasks linked to material in the course, and a complete grammar reference.


For students
  • Student’s Book
  • Workbook
On Helbling e-zone
  • e-book+ with integrated audio and video plus extra interactive Reading and Listening activities
  • Cyber Homework
  • Projects
  • Exam Practice
Plus Helbling Media App
For teachers
  • Teacher’s Book
On Helbling e-zone
  • Teacher’s DIGI Pack including IWB
    • Teacher’s e-book+ for Interactive Whiteboards
    • Teacher’s Book with audio
    • Videoscapes
    • Testbuilder with audio
  • Placement & Achievement Tests
Plus Helbling Media App

Helbling e-zone

Technology made easy

Helbling e-zone is the Learning Management System (LMS) developed by Helbling. It consists of a user-friendly online platform for both teachers and students.


  • Cyber Homework: Interactive, self-correcting activities assigned by teachers to individual students or groups. Students’ feedback is automatically given after the deadline.
  • Projects: Open-ended tasks to be assigned by the teacher to individual students or groups. Students can include resources such as texts, documents or images, to be shared with the teacher and their class.
  • Exam Practice: Plenty of practice to ensure exam success at any level. Resources and interactive activities for either individual student access or class use.


A state-of-the-art interactive Student’s Book & Workbook with integrated audio and video plus extra activities:

  • Pairwork activities (also on the App)
  • Vocabulary Beats
  • Extra interactive Reading and Listening activities

IWB and Teacher’s DIGI Pack

An interactive version of the student’s material for presentation on an interactive whiteboard.


Full audio and video content on the go.

Get the STUDIO Pre-intermediate DEMOs!

  1. Download the free Helbling Media App to your smartphone of tablet from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app and add the media content by tapping on the + sign. 
  3. Enter the Demo access codes under MANUAL ENTRY:
    Student's Book: WEN4-L38C-PE84-2Y2F
    Teacher's Book: WEN4-NY97-Z25L-CGYU

Audio and video-based lessons

101 Things to do in English

The STUDIO functional language lessons use video in a unique and innovative way, in all levels. Apart from being able to watch everyday scenes and see how useful phrases are said in context (often in a humorous way), students can literally put themselves in the picture. By following simple pathway instructions in the book and on the app, students can create their own scenes, using the same ‘videoscape’ backgrounds as the actors in the videos. The 101 Things lessons include pronunciation tasks on sounds, stress, intonation, and connected speech.

101 Things to do in English video-based lessons

101 Useful Phrases video

Studio Mix, Life Stories, Studio Views

Audio and video are used extensively throughout the course. Each unit includes a lesson in which people talk about their lives. These are presented alternately using video and audio. Using the Helbling Media App, students can watch and listen again outside the classroom.

Studio Mix

for Beginner and Elementary.

In these video/audio lessons, a group of people talk about their lives and interests or complete tasks, providing a model for tasks the students complete themselves.

Life Stories

for Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate. 

In each video/audio lesson, an individual talks about a personal event or experience. Watching and listening to these stories helps bring them to life, making them more meaningful and easier to understand.

Studio Views

for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.

These are longer video/audio recordings in which two or more people discuss different topics and issues in an interview situation, helping students get used to the challenges of natural delivery and multiple speakers.


Lindsay Clandfield

Lindsay Clandfield is an award-winning writer, teacher, teacher trainer and international speaker in the field of English language teaching. He has written more than ten coursebooks for language learners and is the co-author of various methodology books for teachers.

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Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell is the editor and publisher of, the online magazine for teachers of English. He has written several readers, including The Time Capsule, a finalist in the 2011 ERF Language Learner Literature Award, and The Green Room, a winner in the 2013 ERF Language Learner Literature Award.

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Rob Metcalf

Rob has over 20 years of experience as an EFL teacher, both in the UK and in Spain. This experience has included working with students of all ages, and teaching in face-to-face and online contexts.
He has co-authored several ELT courses.

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Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer, lecturer and materials writer. His books include coursebook series and methodology titles.

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Rebecca Robb Benne

Rebecca Robb Benne is a teacher, editor and writer.

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