Bring the world to your classroom and your classroom to Life.

Program Overview

National Geographic Learning brings the world to your classroom with Life, a six-level integrated-skills series that develops fluency in American English.  Through an exploration of real world content from National Geographic through stunning images, text, and video, learners will strengthen their existing global connections while learning English.

To encourage a generation of informed decision-makers, Life prepares learners to think critically while teaching the English skills needed communicate effectively through:

  • Information-rich topics that naturally promote curiosity and challenge learners to understand the themes In English on a deeper level. Learn more here!
  • Developing the 21st century skills needed in a technology-rich environment, like questioning authors and using visually literacy skills to infer meaning. Learn more here!
  • Explicit ‘Critical Thinking’ sections that take language learners from understanding, to evaluating, and finally to creating their own texts in English. Learn more here!
  • Co-author John Hughes discusses critical thinking in Life.


  • Watch amazing National Geographic video featured in Life!


  • Rich, National Geographic content engages learners!