About Personal Best


Hello and welcome to Personal Best, Richmond’s brand-new course for young adult learners of English. Developed with award-winning author Jim Scrivener, Personal Best is all about recognising the needs of individual learners and giving them plenty of meaningful practice in English. It offers today’s busy students a wealth of different ways to learn so that they can practise their English however, and wherever, suits them best.

Download sample materials, view the full course syllabus, discover the author team’s top tips for using Personal Best and find out why we believe this course really can help students achieve their own personal best!


Personal Best is all about practice. Practice, practice and more practice. Its unique “3xPractice” feature helps ensure that students are actually able to use the language they learn in class out in the real world.

Personal Best also recognizes that students learn at different speeds and in different ways. It offers a wealth of different components to address these individual needs and allows today’s busy students to study in class, at home or in bite-sized chunks on the go.


Professional leaders and innovators in ELT.


-General English course for young adults

-Developed with Jim Scrivener, internationally renowned teacher trainer and materials writer

-6 levels, Beginner to Advanced (CEFR A1 – C1)

-Available in both British and American English

-90-120 contact hours

-FREE student app for every level

-Integrated video web show

-Extended online practice activities for students

-Complete assessment package for teachers

-Training videos for teachers

Latest News

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Three levels (A2, B1 and B1+) of the FREE student app are now available to download from the App Store, in both British and American English.
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You can now download the full contents pages for the first three Split Editions, in both British and American English. Take a look.
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Watch Series Editor Jim Scrivener introduce Personal Best.
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Download the course brochure or view the online version here.