Attractive and innovative, Messages is the perfect course to motivate lower-secondary students. There are six modules of two units per level, each divided into three manageable steps. Clear aims and outcomes for each step mean students can put what they learn into practice immediately. Each level of the course contains lots of recycling in regular four-page review sections. Messages is closely linked to the CEF. The 'Coursework' activities at the end of each module provide students with examples of work to add to it. Regular 'Learning diary', 'How's it going?' and 'Study skills' sections create independent learners who take responsibility for their own progress.