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New Cornerstone (for learners aged 6-12) and New Keystone (for learners aged 12-18) are updated international editions of the successful US English language learning programmes, that take English learning to a new level for students preparing for international education and global opportunities.

Aligned with the US Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and including new content with a global outlook, these brand new international editions provide support for teaching students to gain the highest level of English language proficiency while learning skills that will lead to academic success.

Why choose New Cornerstone and New Keystone?

  • A proven approach that accelerates language acquisition, literacy, and transferable academic skills simultaneously.
  • Academic rigor is assured through alignment to the Common Core State Standards.
  • Includes personalized instruction for all learning styles and enables you to track student performance in real time, anywhere for targeted teaching.
  • Students can take ownership of their learning and develop key academic language and life skills to prepare them for global opportunities.
  • New innovative and engaging content exploring the Big Question created to spark students’ imaginations and support rapid student development of English language proficiency.
  • Simplified grammar presentation and additional grammar practice in every unit designed to strengthen students’ grammar knowledge and understanding, and written and oral application.
  • New, easy-to-access digital resources on the Pearson English Portal including eBooks and fully comprehensive assessment and teacher resources to better track student progress.
  • Activities are aligned to the Global Scale of English (GSE) offering an international benchmark and provides greater precision when monitoring and assessing student progress.

Next Steps

To speak with a local Pearson consultant about New Cornerstone and New Keystone and how to purchase, send a message to and your Account Manager will be in touch.