Top Notch

Helps learners develop confident, fluent English language skills for socializing, traveling, further education and business, keeping them engaged with clear, practical and communicative goals in every lesson.

For adult learners American English Print and digital 4 levels GSE: 20-59 CEFR: Pre A1-B1+

About the course

With Top Notch, learners are exposed to a wide variety of accents, giving them the confidence to speak English with anyone

Top Notch prepares adults to interact confidently in English, using the correct input of language, intensive practice and systematic recycling to make English memorable. Keep your class engaged with clear, practical and communicative goals in every lesson.

Top Notch is a fun and engaging course with comprehensive learner and teacher support materials. It prepares learners for confident English conversations with people from diverse cultural backgrounds by exposing them to various authentic accents. Includes materials and activities that can be adapted for mixed ability classes, pair work conversations and individual learning.

Features award-winning content, winning the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Textbook Excellence award for outstanding pedagogy, content, writing and design.

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Why choose Top Notch?

A broad range of support materials
Exposes learners to a wide range of accents
Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) winner


The 3rd edition of Summit is a two-level, high-intermediate to advanced communicative course in American English. It develops confident, culturally-aware English speakers who are able to navigate the social, travel and professional situations they will encounter as they use English in their lives. Summit can follow the intermediate level of any communicative series, including Top Notch.

Summit 3rd Edition book cover

Top Notch is part of our Connected English Learning Program

Fast-track your learners' progress: 

  • Teach with Top Notch
  • Assess with Benchmark Test
  • Certify with Pearson English International Certificate

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