'Join Us' includes artwork, topics, cartoon stories and songs. The revised course ties in with Common European Framework guidelines - it includes cross-curricular content and creates opportunities for self-assessment and portfolio building. It includes culture pages, 'Project Time' and writing activities from level 2 onwards, plus a separate Language Portfolio for each level. The writing syllabus is designed to develop this skill. In the higher levels 'Look!' sections highlight key grammar structures which are then summarised in a 'Grammar Focus' at the end of the Pupil's Books.