Upper Saddle River, NJ–September 29, 2006–Pearson Longman ESL’s Top Notch Level 2, a six-level course for international communications, won a Distinguished Achievement Award in the Adult Textbook Category from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP).

The award was presented at the AEP’s Annual Educational Publishing Summit in Washington, D.C. Top Notch Level 2 was selected by a judging team of experts and was considered for creativity, originality of product, educational value, content vs. medium, and ease of use.

The goal of Top Notch, created for intermediate/low-intermediate students, is to prepare students to understand spoken and written English and to express themselves confidently, accurately, and fluently. The program seeks to replicate as much as possible the authentic voice’ of English so that students can become successful in understanding, and to provide enough practice for students to truly acquire language.

About the Association of Educational Publishers

AEP is the national, nonprofit professional organization for educational publishers. It provides information, training, and outreach necessary to the development of quality educational materials; and facilitates communication among key interest groups such as educators, policy makers, educational foundations and associations, business and the education media. AEP continues to increase public awareness of the role of supplemental learning resources in successful teaching and learning.

About Pearson Longman

Pearson Longman is, by far, the world leader in the teaching of English. One out of every two people who are learning English around the globe are studying from a Pearson Longman program. Over four generations of students throughout the world have learned English from materials written by their highly-regarded authors. Pearson Longman continues to create new opportunities for learning, most notably through a groundbreaking children’s course with Disney, and a unique academic course with Educational Testing Services (ETS). Pearson Longman is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

About Pearson Education

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education (www.pearsoned.com) is the global leader in educational publishing, providing scientifically research-based print and digital programs to help students of all ages learn at their own pace, in their own way. Virtually all students in America learn from a Pearson program at some point in their educational career. The company is home to such renowned publishing brands as Pearson Scott Fore™an, Pearson Early Learning, Pearson Learning Group, Pearson Digital Learning, and the Family Education Network. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. In addition to Pearson Education, Pearson’s primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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