ELTons Awards 2016!
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 now open!
We are accepting applications for the ELTons 2016 from
- Excellence in course innovation
- Innovation in learner resources
- Innovation in teacher resources
- Digital innovation
- Local innovation
This year innovative ELT products and services can be entered for one of the following awards:
Excellence in course innovation
Complete courses in any, or a variety of, media – books, websites, CD Roms, audio, teachers’ book.
Innovation in learner resources
Any product or service aimed at learners.
Innovation in teacher resources
Any product or service aimed at teachers, including training, education or development.
A digital product or service that enhances learning through the innovative use of technology.
Learner or teacher solutions developed at a local, national or regional level to meet a specific local need and within a specific local context.
The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing
Sponsored by Macmillan Education, this award is open to authors who have not yet published with a commercial publisher. It recognises new talent in writing in any media. The winner receives £1,000 and the opportunity to publish their work.
For more detailed information on each category please view this document.
For more detailed information on The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing please view this document.
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 was 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 award for New Talent in 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.
Eltons 2015 video
ELTons 2015 livestream of the ceremony
The award ceremony was live-streamed on 4 June.
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.
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 6th 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.