Hot Spot is a new course that identifies with the "betweenagers" 10-14 age group. Fun and engaging, it makes the most of the growing identity of the young teenager through motivating texts and stories and lively illustrations and photography. Each book contains seven theme-based modules each made up of three double-page presentation lessons, a cross-cultural or cross-curricular integrated skills lesson, a "can do" review section, and a fun "extra special" lesson to end with. The course has a transparent grammar syllabus which progresses steadily throughout the course, encouraging a discovery approach before practising and then personalising the grammar. There is a balance of skills work through the lessons, and the four skills are practised in the integrated skills lesson which focuses on a cultural or cross-curricular aspect of the module theme.