An energetic short course series for practical progress. Key features Clockwise is an intensive, multi-level course in general English for adults who want to build competence in English quickly and effectively, for social interaction and travel / functional purposes. The syllabus reflects the priorities of the short course learner. The emphasis is on developing fluency and building confidence in speaking and understanding. It refreshes key grammar areas and extends and builds a wider usable vocabulary. The style is pacey and energetic. Listening and reading texts are short and productive. Activity types include controlled oral practice, speed-learning techniques, memory skills, and timed activities. Performance tips and checklists provide a personal incentive to improve. Each lesson has clear objectives, motivating students and giving them the feeling of measurable, focused progress. There is an emphasis on 'real English', ensuring that what students learn is directly relevant to what they will hear on the streets. Regular sections give practice in funtional / situational language, the features of spoken English, conversational tactics and idiomatic vocabulary. Language is generated through a wide variety of interesting topics with a strong international flavour.