Headway is one of the most popular ELT coursebooks around today with sales topping 70 million. The authors have recently announced an extension to their scholarship program helping 2 teachers a year in their professional development in the UK.
Since 2004 the authors (John & Liz Soars) have funded scholarships for 2 TEFL teachers each year to spend a couple of weeks studying in Oxford. Originally recipients had to live and work in one of the countries where Headway was a popular choice of textbook but now, for the first time, anyone can apply for the scholarship, regardless of where they live and work.
Headway is a good book and has sold over 70 million copies which means a lot of income for the authors and OUP. Publishers, providers and schools these days spend too little on helping others so it’s nice to see this gesture – maybe even we can get others to help out as well?
Announcing the 2014 Headway Scholarship – including a link to the application form for this scholarship.