Teaching General English with Pearson

Pearson's general English courses support teachers and learners in a range of situations.

Whether you're looking for materials for a short course or intensive course, at a private language school or university, we have something to suit you.

Developing speaking, listening, reading and writing with a communicative approach at their heart, our courses have helped millions of students learn English.

Speakout 2nd Edition

With its authentic material from the BBC, Speakout exposes students to language as it is really used, giving them confidence to communicate. 

Each unit ends with a lesson based around an extract from a BBC programme, while street interviews also give students access to authentic English.


American Speakout

American Speakout follows a balanced approach to topics, language development and skills work. Speaking activities are prominent, but not at the expense of the other core skills of reading, writing and listening, which are developed systematically throughout.


Start Up

This innovative eight-level, multi-skills course is a complete language program. It motivates 21st century learners with relevant and media-rich content, and provides teachers with robust support to make teaching personalizable and easy.


Cutting Edge

This fully-revised edition builds on the task-based learning approach that has made Cutting Edge so popular. With fresh, new, integrated DVD
material and digital components, learners can be confident of improving their English language skills through a carefully balanced range of activities.


New Language Leader

New Language Leader is the ideal choice for universities or university pathway institutions looking to develop rounded, high-flying students
with the real English skills they need to succeed in academic study and their future careers.


New Total English

With a clear structure and can-do objectives in every unit, New Total English is a straightforward, teacher-friendly course with time-proven methodology. It gradually builds up all the necessary knowledge to help students achieve their English learning objectives.


Top Notch 3rd Edition

Over 3 million students have learned English using Top Notch. With multiple exposures to language, numerous opportunities to practice it and systematic and intensive recycling, this award-winning communicative course makes English unforgettable for your students.


Summit 3rd Edition

Summit 3rd Edition is the new edition of the two-level, high-intermediate to advanced communicative course. 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.


Pearson English Interactive

Pearson English Interactive is an online course to help busy adults improve all four skills to become better communicators using International English.