Liz and John Soars, Headway authors
Headway and its award-winning authors, Liz and John Soars, have helped around 100 million students in over 127 countries learn English.
But how can you be confident that American Headway will help your students succeed in and beyond the classroom?
We asked teachers around the world to share their experiences of using American Headway to assess how the series supports both students and teachers. Explore their responses on this page, and send us your feedback to contribute to our research. Your opinion matters!
What do teachers love about American Headway?
91% of teachers would recommend American Headway to another teacher.* Why? Teachers from around the world tell us in this video:
82% of teachers agree or strongly agree that American Headway has helped their students to succeed outside the language classroom.
“American Headway covers everything my students need to communicate well outside the classroom in their everyday life, they get excited about it and learn easily and fast!”— Islaine Aparecida Boniotto, You Ahead School, Brazil
“Students are able to use vocabulary and practice grammar when doing the activities and as these activities are related to the real world, they can use the acquired knowledge outside classroom walls.”— Daniela Terenzi, IFSP, Brazil
“This book has been a great source of cultural input. It has triggered my students’ interest in many topics.”— Vanessa Mernies, Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos, Uruguay
“One of my students took a trip to Europe in September and when she came back to school again she was enthusiastic and grateful because she was able to understand lots of things.”— Cecilia González Salinas, Escuela 16 DE 10 Adultos, Argentina
“The varied array of topics motivates students to share their opinions, not only in the classroom but also outside.”— Paula Oliva, Alianza Cultural Uruguay Estados Unidos, Uruguay
91% of teachers agree or strongly agree that American Headway is easy to use.
“It´s a very dynamic, well-structured text book which guides us, as teachers, toward our objectives.”— Catalina Velasco, Instituto Cultural Mexicano Norteamericano de Jalisco, Mexico
“It is easy to use American Headway to structure your language program in order to enable students to progress in their language skills.”— Edo Forsythe, Hirosaki Gakuin University, Japan
“It’s easy to use and it is adaptable to any teaching situation.”— Gilda Battagliese, Alianza Cultural Uruguay – Estados Unidos, Uruguay
“It makes me creative and it even inspires my moral imagination.”— Yasuhiro Tae, Japan
85% of teachers believe they are more productive and efficient in lesson preparation and after-class work since they have started using American Headway.
“It is a friendly book for teachers. It contains good content to plan interesting lessons.”— Vanessa Mernies, Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos, Uruguay
“The Teacher’s Book is really useful for the teacher because it has step-by-step planning as well as multiple activities.”— Monica Fernandez, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
“The material...makes it easier to prepare the class.”— Marcelo Silva, Bless Communication School, Brazil
Take part in our research
Do you use American Headway? We want to hear from you! Simply fill out this form to leave your feedback.
By leaving your feedback, you will be entered in to a monthly random prize-draw to win an Oxford University Press gift.
Read our Terms and Conditions (PDF).
How does your teaching change lives for the better?
Win a two-week teacher training course in Oxford - tell us how your teaching has changed lives for the better!
* All statistics collected from the American Headway global teacher survey, Oxford University Press, 2014. 186 teachers from 16 different countries took part.