Messages is a new 3-level course for Italian Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado students. Each level contains 5 'Messages' of two units, each divided into 3 manageable 'steps'. Clear aims and outcomes for each step mean students can put what they learn into practice immediately. Each level of the course provides lots of recycling in regular 4-page sections.Level 1 assumes students have studied English at primary school, but gives full coverage of all basic language areas. The course takes students to A2/B1 level by the end of level 3.