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    Fifth Edition

    Teach with confidence, using the world's favorite English course.

    Interchange is a four-level, American English course that has been used by over 50 million students worldwide. This edition has been developed with insights from thousands of experienced teachers. The series delivers a communicative approach, flexible unit structure and easy to use digital support, giving teachers the tools they need, and empowering students to achieve their goals. Teachers choose Interchange because it works.

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    Authors: Jack C. Richards, Jonathan Hull, Susan Proctor

      Key Features  

    The focus on the Student’s Book is on speaking and real-world conversation. The units get students speaking early and regularly to build their confidence.
    A proven, easy-to-follow syllabus enables teachers to get the results their students expect. Teachers do not have to spend too much time preparing for lessons.
    A flexible unit structure allows teachers to mix up the activities and not teach every unit in the same way. This makes it easy for teachers to personalize each lesson.

    Interchange is part of a learning experience that could only come from Cambridge

    It's shaped by unique insights from our extensive research and expertise, all to enable teachers to do what they do best - teach - and learners to reach their full potential.


    Built from solid foundations 

    This edition brings together the unrivaled expertise of Jack C. Richards with the combined insights of teachers all over the world.

    Strong pedagogy

    Jack C. Richards' communicative methodology is based on decades of research into what works in adult English language classrooms.

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    Input from over 1,500 teachers

    From focus groups to surveys and in-depth reviewers, educators from all over the world helped shape this new edition.

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    Material to engage with 

    The same underlying pedagogy, but with new content that reflects the needs of today's students.

    Interchange on Cambridge One

    Cambridge One, our new home for digital learning, provides easy, mobile-friendly access to all Interchange learning materials in one place.  

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    Over 50% new content

    We've preserved everything teachers and learners told us they loved about Interchange, while making all the right updates to ensure it remains relevant: new Conversations, new Listenings, new Readings and new 'Snapshots'.

    Same robust methodology

    The syllabus and the flexible unit structure remain the same. This means that long-time teachers can adopt the Fifth Edition with ease and everyone can be confident that they are using a course with a 25-year pedigree.


    Interchange works 

    Ask anyone who has taught with Interchange, and they will tell you that students learn how to speak.

    Students learn to speak

    Thanks to Jack C. Richards' communicative methodology, students start speaking right from the first lesson, boosting their confidence and demonstrating their learning.

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    Proven effective

    Two teachers conducted independent efficacy studies which have been combined into a report, demonstrating that studying with Interchange is effective.

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      What teachers and learners say  

      What teachers  

      and learners say  

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    "I strongly believe that our institution's success is due to our consistency and the support we have gotten from the book."

    Adonis Gimenez Fusetti


    "Interchange has changed my life and certainly the lives of so many of my students."

    Ediane Pinheiro


    "Interchange is responsible for the entire success of my course and of my professional life."

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