ELTons Awards 2015 LIVE!
Watch the ELTons Awards LIVE ONLINE on Thursday 4 June, 18.15 – 20.15 BST. Join us from 19.00 to find out who will be the winners of the prestigious ELTons Awards with Rachael Roberts live blogging throughout the ceremony. You will also be able to watch our red carpet interviews with Jamie Keddie from 18.15.
ELTons 2015 nominees
Find out who has been nominated for an ELTons award in 2015.
Here are the 2015 nominees, selected by a panel of expert judges using the Delphi technique. Discover who is in the running to win a prestigious ELTon award at the ceremony on 4 June 2015 in London. The ceremony will be hosted by writer and presenter, Angela Rippon OBE.
Excellence in course innovation
Academic English – RMIT English Worldwide (in collaboration with RMIT Vietnam's Centre of English Language)
Creative English – FaithAction with Queen Mary University of London
Oxford Discover – Oxford University Press
Pathways to Literature – Express Publishing
Unlock – Cambridge University Press with Discovery Education
Innovation in learner resources
Atama-ii Graded Reader Series – Atama-ii Books
Bucksmore Young Leaders – Bucksmore Education
Cambridge Discovery Education Interactive Readers Apps – Cambridge University Press with Discovery Education
Easier English Wiki – New Internationalist
Newsmart – Dow Jones with ELTjam Ltd
Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English – Oxford University Press with Paragon Software GmbH (app)
Innovation in teacher resources
Going Mobile: Teaching with hand-held devices – Delta Publishing Ltd
Life Skills – Macmillan Education
New Ways in Teaching Business English – TESOL Press
Translation and Own-language Activities – Cambridge University Press
Twinkl EAL Resources – Twinkl Educational Publishing
Using Technology to Enhance Writing: Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction – Solution Tree Press
ARM (Augmented Reality Media) Cubes – Paul Driver
Lingopolis – Playlingo Ltd. with Cambridge University Press
Little Bridge – Little Bridge
NILE Online Courses – NILE (Norwich Institute of Language Education) with INTO University Partnerships and The Consultants E
Olive Green – SuperMemo World sp. z o.o.
Active Citizenship and English project – Learning Unlimited with Blackfriars Settlement, Working Men’s College and UCL Institute of Education
Early Birds – Macmillan Education
Little helpers – Primary School Lijepa naša Tuhelj, (Croatia)
Talk English – Manchester Adult Education Service, Manchester City Council with The Department for Communities and Local Government
The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing
20 Stimulating Lesson Plans for Conversation – Elizabeth Olivia Sempill Chute
Business Across Cultures 3: Developing Skills for Intercultural Business Situations (Mediation Skills) – Caroline Condron
EAP Shakespeare – Dr Chris Lima
English and Study Skills for Academic Business Purposes (Writing) – Ian Pemberton
Gridmasters: Mytera's Fortress – Thomas Fummo
T.I.M.E. for teenagers (a practical book set) – Nikolay Markov Nikolov
ELTons 2015 live
ELTons 2015 livestream of the ceremony
This is where we will be bringing you the livestream of the ELTons award ceremony on 4 June. Join us live to find out the winning entries for each award as they are announced on the night!
Here is the schedule for the live-streaming on the night of the awards:
1815-1900 BST: Red carpet interviews with Jamie Keddie; teacher, teacher trainer, writer and a previous ELTons award winner.
1900-2015 BST: ELTons Awards Ceremony, hosted by Angela Rippon OBE, writer and presenter.
The awards will be presented in the following order:
- British Council Awards
- Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing
- Excellence in Course Innovation
- Innovation in Learner Resources
- Innovation in Teacher Resources
- Digital Innovation
- Local Innovation
- The Lifetime Achievement Award
Enter our ELTons live-stream Twitter competition
Which ELT luminary do you think deserves to win The Lifetime Achievement Award? Join the debate on Twitter #ELTons2015.
Contribute thoughts or comments, pose questions and share experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #ELTons2015. The most interesting posts will be chosen as winners and win a set of British Council Innovations Series publications. The Innovation Series set consists of the following:
- Innovations in continuing professional development of English language teachers
- Innovations in pre-service education and training for English language teachers
- Innovations in learning technologies for English language teachers
- Innovations in English language teaching for migrants and refugees
Celebrate innovation in English Language teaching with us on Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST.
2014 red carpet interviews and ceremony
The 2014 ELTons award ceremony was held on 22nd May at BMA House in central London. Anna Searle, Director of English Language at the British Council, introduced the awards.
Michael Swan - ELTons 2014 winner of the British Council Lifetime Achievement Award
This awards an ELT professional who has made a substantial contribution to the ELT profession throughout their career. This year the winner is Michael Swan.
The Disabled Access Friendly campaign - ELTons 2014 winner of the Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources
This award recognises innovation in a product or service aimed at developing and supporting EFL and ESL teachers. The Disabled Access Friendly campaign was created by Katie Quartano and Paul Shaw and provides ELT teachers with a large bank of free, downloadable, stand-alone lessons covering all learner levels and age ranges in a variety of forms.
Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (Dystefl) - ELTons 2014 winner of the Award for Excellence in Course Innovation
This award recognises innovation in the complete course packages which publishers produce for EFL or ESL learners of any age. The Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language course is an innovative professional development programme that aims to raise teachers’ awareness of the foreign language learning needs of dyslexic students.
Doctors Speak Up - ELTons 2014 winner of the Award for Digital Innovation
This award recognises the innovative use of technology. The winner is 'Doctors Speak Up: Communication and Language Skills for International Medical Graduates' by R. Woodward-Kron, C. Bow, C. Fraser, J. Pill, E. Flynn. It is an interactive English for Medical Purposes (EMP) web-based resource for non-native English speaking doctors.
Cambridge English Language Assessment
Cambridge English Language Assessment is pleased to sponsor the ELTons, which reward innovative ELT products, services and research in English language teaching around the world and in UK.
2013 is the centenary of the Cambridge English exams, which are now taken by over 4 million people every year in 130 countries and recognised by nearly 14,000 universities, employers and government departments. They are backed by a world-leading program of academic and practical research and by quality management systems certified to international standards.
Cambridge English Language Assessment (formerly Cambridge ESOL) is part of the University of Cambridge.
Macmillan Education embraces innovation through its award-winning publishing and its approach to delivering high-quality products in various media and to new niche markets. We're delighted to sponsor the British Council’s new Award for Innovative Writing to help give new authors a chance to make their first step into a writing career with the help of an internationally recognised publisher.
Watch the highlights of the 2014 ELTons award ceremony, which was held on 22nd May at BMA House in central London. Anna Searle, Director of English Language at the British Council, introduced the awards.
The 2013 ELTons Award ceremony was held on 22nd May at BMA House in central London. Anna Searle, who is Director of English Language at the British Council, presented the awards.
The 2012 ELTons Award ceremony was held on 23rd May at BMA House in central London. Scott Thornbury presented the awards. For the first time, UK and international ELT professionals competed alongside each other in the same categories – in recognition of the increased mobility and globalisation in the sector.
The 2011 awards ceremony took place on 23rd February in central London. Jeremy Harmer was the guest presenter for the evening. Sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, awards were given in four categories; The UK Award for Innovation, The Cambridge ESOL International Award for Innovation, The Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing and, new for 2011, The Lifetime Achievement Award for English Language Teaching.
The ceremony, sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, took place on 3 March in London, marking the eighth year of the prestigious awards. Ken Wilson was the guest presenter.
About the ELTons
The ELTons, sponsored by Cambridge English, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). They reward educational resources that help English language learners and teachers to achieve their goals.
Applications are submitted online by 14th November and they are judged by an independent panel of ELT experts, using the Delphi Technique.
The nominees are announced in March and the winners are announced at the awards ceremony in central London in June.