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January 25, 2011

John and Liz Soars receive MBEs for services to English language teaching

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-John The husband-and-wife authors of Headway, possible the biggest-selling ELT textbook of all time, in monetary value, have become members of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours List.

Membership was bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II for services to English language teaching.

The former International House teachers saw Headway launched in 1986 and it is now believed to have been used by well over 100 million students around the world.

Congratulations to John and Liz!

Reported by: Russell Willis

See Also: Interview with John and Liz Soars in 2001
The Story of Headway (PDF download)
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