Make English unforgettable

Top Notch 3rd Edition prepares adults and young adults to interact confidently in English. A communicative English course, it make English unforgettable through the right input of language, intensive practice, and systematic recycling.

Top Notch is the best choice for a fun and engaging course with the widest range of student and teacher support materials.

  • Language: American English
  • Learners: For adult and young adult learners
  • Four levels: CEFR A1 to B2+ | Global Scale of English: 29 - 59
  • 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.
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What's New?

  • Updated content and visuals
  • New, inspirational tools
  • Additional teaching tools to help communication
  • Extra grammar activities and exercises


Top Notch 3rd Edition delivers a fully-integrated learning package, including a placement test, mobile app and digital tools for the classroom.

Components include:

Student's Book | Workbook | Teacher's Edition and Lesson Planner | ActiveTeach | Classroom Audio Program | Full-Course Placement Tests | Top Notch Go App | MyEnglishLab

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)

In 2016, Top Notch won the TAA award for Textbook Excellence.

This award is judged by textbook authors and subject matter experts for merits in four areas:

  • Pedagogy
  • Content/Scholarship
  • Writing
  • Appearance & Design