I consider Ventures3 to be a valuable resource for an adult student in the process of learning English as a Second Language, provided the student meets the criteria for working at this level. I would strongly recomment that he/ she work through the lessons with the assistance of a teacher or tutor who can provide supplementary practice. The person I work with, a young Somalian woman, enjoys the lessons and finds them beneficial. They are varied in format,colorfully illustrated, and relevant to daily life and functional communication. My student loves the CDs.