Pearson Longman's NorthStar/MyNorthStarLab Wins 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award From Association of Educational Publishers

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Program Honored in English Learner Instruction Category.

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This is truly a wonderful honor, as it comes from our peers within the education industry

The Association of Educational Publishers has named Pearson Longman's NorthStar/MyNorthStarLab as the winner of the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Curriculum, English Learner Instruction category for adults. The combined print/online program motivates English Learners to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals.

The Distinguished Achievement Awards honor the year's top educational products in four categories: Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and Technology Innovations. The winners were announced at the AEP Awards Gala on June 12th in Washington, D.C.

NorthStar motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as with their personal language goals. Two strands, Reading and Writing, and Listening and Speaking, for each of the five levels, provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. The program focuses on critical thinking and academic skills to help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. MyNorthStarLab is an easy-to-use, powerful online component to the NorthStar series that offers original activities and brings together many of NorthStar's course components in one place.

"This is truly a wonderful honor, as it comes from our peers within the education industry," said Anne Boynton-Trigg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Pearson Longman USA. "Recognition of NorthStar and MyNorthStarLab, which offers original online activities as well as bringing together many of the course's key components into one place, is particularly important as technology continues to transform the educational landscape."

About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. One of the largest and longest running awards programs for educational products, the AEP Awards aim to give credit and recognition to the organizations that are leading the way in the field of educational products and to set benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire. The AEP is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing. AEP facilitates communication among key interest groups such as educators, policy makers, educational foundations and associations, business and the education media. For more information, visit

Pearson Longman
Pearson Longman is the world's leading publisher of English as a Second Language programs for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as courses for adult learners. In addition to its multilevel English courses, skills texts, test prep books, and online learning systems, Pearson Longman publishes more than 30 separate dictionaries for customers in over 150 countries. For more information, visit Pearson Longman 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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