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Over three million young adults and adults worldwide have learned English using the Top Notch program, developing confident, culturally fluent English speakers. Choose the award-winning Top Notch for your students.

  • Language: American English
  • Six Levels: CEFR A1 to C1 (including Summit)
  • Learners: For Adult and Young Adult Learners
  • Authors: Joan Saslow and Allen Ascher

About Top Notch

  • Prepare your students to speak English with anyone. Speakers with various accents give students the opportunity to hear different types of English.
  • Keep your class engaged with clear, practical and communicative goals in every lesson.
  • Manage mixed ability classes with materials and activities that you can adapt for the whole class, pair work conversation and individual learning.
  • Teach off the page with the comprehensive teacher support, materials and activities available, minimizing the time you need to prepare.

Top Notch 2nd Edition:

  • Learning English with Top Notch is a fun and engaging experience for your students.
  • Encourage participation with pop songs, socialising with soap operas and discovery within a world of cultural diversities and travel.
  • Top Notch makes English unforgettable through multiple exposures to language, numerous opportunities to practice it, and intensive recycling.

What's New?

  • More listening skills
  • More reading skills
  • A writing syllabus
  • More practise in all areas
  • More photographs


Top Notch 2nd Edition delivers a fully-integrated learning package, including a placement test, mobile app and digital tools for the classroom.

Student’s Book | Workbook | Teacher’s Edition and Lesson Planner | Placement Tests | ActiveTeach | MyEnglishLab | Classroom Audio Program | Complete Assesment with Examview | TV Video Program | Copy and Go | Website Support