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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
  • Exam practice for Cambridge main suite, TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS online
  • 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.

Download and print out the promo leaflet for an exhaustive overview of the course.

STUDIO Leaflet

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 cover content relating to educational, real world, and CLIL topics.

STUDIO - Channels

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. 

STUDIO - Pairwork

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.

STUDIO - Digital support

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.

Components & ISBNs

For students
  • Student’s Book
  • Workbook
Helbling Media App
  • Audio
  • Vocabulary Beats
  • Video
  • Pairwork activities
On Helbling e-zone
  • e-book+ with integrated audio and video plus extra interactive Reading and Listening activities
  • Cyber Homework
  • Projects
  • Exam Practice
  • Class & Workbook Audio
For teachers
  • Teacher’s Book
Helbling Media App
  • Audio
  • Vocabulary Beats
  • Video
  • Pairwork activities
  • Quick notes and answer keys
On Helbling e-zone
  • Teacher’s DIGI Pack
    • Presentation Software (IWB)
    • Testbuilder + Test Audio
    • Teacher’s Book + Class & Workbook Audio
    • Videoscapes
    • Reference material:
      • Scope & Sequence
      • Workbook keys
  • Placement Test


Student’s Book and Workbook as separate volumes provide material for the classroom and further practice at home.

Combo Full

Perfect if you are looking for an all-in-one volume with Student’s Book and Workbook included together.

Combo Split

With each volume providing six Student’s Book units and six Workbook units, this version is ideal for short courses and one semester programs.

All STUDIO teachers’ materials are also available in flexible formats to match the versions.

Download and print out the full list of ISBNs.


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.

STUDIO - e-zone wheel


  • Cyber Homework: Interactive, self-correcting activities assigned by teachers to individual students or groups. Students’ feedback is automatically given after the deadline.
  • CLIL 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

Teacher’s DIGI Pack

  • Presentation Software (IWB)
    All the students’ material for presentation on an interactive whiteboard. You can use the IWB on a smartboard for face-to-face classes or share your screen with students in virtual classrooms. The IWB keeps students engaged with materials, helps with lesson flow and promotes interaction, wherever you and your students are.
  • Testbuilder + Test Audio
    Specially developed Unit and Progress Tests allow you to effectively evaluate your students’ progress. You can use ready-to-print tests or edit and generate your own versions for face-to-face teaching, or send tests directly to your students.
  • Teacher's Book
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Reference Material


STUDIO - Media App

Quick access to multimedia material at any time, anywhere - with or without internet connection.

All audio and video content for STUDIO, as well as the Pairwork activities can be accessed on the HELBLING Media App for both students and teachers, on mobile devices and desktop computers.
Teachers can also find the quick notes and answer keys on the HELBLING Media App.

The HELBLING Media App is available for free for Android, iOS, Windows and macOS.

Download from the app store of your choice or via

Get the STUDIO Pre-intermediate DEMOs!
Download the free Helbling Media App.
Open the app and add the media content by scanning the QR codes or entering the access codes:

QR Code | Student's Book

Student's Book: WEN4-L38C-PE84-2Y2F

STUDIO | Media App | QR | Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book: WEN4-NY97-Z25L-CGYU

Go to HELBLING Media App


An overview of Studio: Space to learn

The innovative course for adult leaners
101 things to do in English
Teaching the skills
Developing vocabulary & grammar
Monitoring progress and assessing learning
Interview with the STUDIO authors

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

Audio and video-based lessons | 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

Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, teacher trainer, and multiple award-winning author. He is one of the main authors of Helbling’s new adult course STUDIO. Lindsay is a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences and has been involved in many creative online projects from blogging to podcasting. He’s interested in appropriate classroom use of technology and multimedia.

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Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

Robert has worked as a teacher, an ELT magazine editor, an author, and a musician. He has written secondary and adult courses as well as several graded readers including The Green Room, winner of a Learner Literature Award. He is a regular speaker at conferences around the world. He has a special interest in music and video.

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Rob Metcalf

Rob Metcalf

Rob has taught English in the UK and Spain in both face-to-face and online contexts. As an author, he has written successful coursebooks for adult and teenage learners, and wrote a wide range of courses for one of the world’s first online language schools. He has spoken at conferences worldwide about life skills and the use of video in class.

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Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer, lecturer, and writer of educational materials. His publications include methodology books for teachers and a number of best-selling coursebooks for adults and young adults. He has won the English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh Award and the British Council Award for ELT Writing. He has also been nominated twice for a British Council ELTon Innovation Award.

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Rebecca Robb Benne

Rebecca Robb Benne

Rebecca Robb Benne has worked in ELT for thirty years as a teacher, editor and writer. She has taught in the UK and Germany, as well as in Denmark where she now lives. Rebecca has written several coursebooks for teenagers and adults as well as online modules on contemporary topics, and has been nominated for a British Council ELTon Innovation Award.

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