The ELTons, sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching.
Applications are closed for the 2013 ELTons.
See below to find out who the ELTons shortlisted nominees are for 2013.
The ELTons 2013 shortlists have been announced!
Below are the nominees, selected by a panel of expert judges using the Delphi technique, who are in the running to win a prestigious ELTon award at the ceremony on 22 May 2013 in London. Here are the 2013 nominees in full:
Excellence in Course Innovation
Brainwave - Macmillan Education
Hooray! Let’s play! - Helbling Languages
Life - National Geographic Learning
Progressive Skills in English - Garnet Education
Smart English A2 - Brookemead ELT
Super Minds, Starter to Level 4 - Cambridge University Press
Innovation in Learner Resources
A Handbook of Spoken Grammar – Strategies for speaking natural English - Delta Publishing Ltd
Baby Beetles English/Russian Edition - Yellow House English Ltd
DVD Readers - Mary Glasgow Scholastic
English Grammar in Use Online - Cambridge University Press
Owl Hall - Macmillan Education
Oxford Wordpower Dictionary, 4th edition, with Oxford iWriter on CD-ROM - Oxford University Press
Innovation in Teacher Resources
Classroom Management Techniques - Cambridge University Press
#eltpics - #eltpics
ELT Teacher 2 Writer - ELT Teacher 2 Writer
Film English - Kieran Donaghy
Get on Stage! - Helbling Languages
Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners - Johanna Stirling
Apps by Kids - Terakki Foundation Schools
Cool Speech: Hot Listening, Cool Pronunciation - Speech in Action/Firsty Group
Happy Rhymes 1 - Express Publishing
Spywalk: A Pervasive Game for Language Learners - Paul John Driver
Teacher EDU - 4n Media Group
The Round - The Round
Advanced English Lessons for Non-native English Teachers - Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Języka Angielskiego w Polsce IATEFL Poland
BBC Janala Amar Engreji Course (My English Course) - BBC Media Action
Discuss with Us - Meltem Akbulut Yıldırmış, Aslı Abak Şen
English for tour guide: Destinations in NhaTrang city - Vo Tu Phuong (ed), Vo Van Dung, Hoang Minh Tuan
English in Action: Teaching and Learning Programme - English in Action
TIC en el AULA - Rita Zeinstejer and Jennifer Verschoor
The Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing
Academic speaking that works - Christina Gkonou, Cynthia Rocha
CLIL-Biology Towards IGCSE: Content and Language Integrated Learning towards International Science standards - Y.L. Teresa Ting
E-Syllabus For Spoken English Promoters - Prof .Mangayarkarasi
More English More Fun - Mahmoud Ashry Mohammad
The Ever Realms - Daniel Brown
The linguistic genius of babies: what does it mean for grown-ups? - Katie Harris
This year innovative ELT products and services have been 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.
Any product or service that uses technology innovatively. This can be for learners or teachers of English.
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 Innovative Writing
Sponsored by Macmillan Education, this award is open to aspiring ELT authors who have not yet published any of their work. The winner receives £1,000 and the opportunity to publish their work.
The Lifetime Achievement Award
In any profession there are a number of outstanding leaders and innovators who change the landscape of the profession and have a lasting impact on the way work is carried out. Each year we award the British Council Lifetime Achievement Award to one of those outstanding leaders in English Language Teaching, to celebrate their long career in ELT and to express the profession’s gratitude for their contribution to how we work and how we help our students and teachers in their aspirations. Past winners of the award have included Alan Maley, Ingrid Fairbairn and Brian Abbs.
For more detailed information on each category please view this document.
For more detailed information on The Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing please view this document.
2012 Award Ceremony
Watch the 2012 ELTons Awards Ceremony.
2012 red carpet interviews
Watch the 2012 red carpet interviews.
Alan Maley: ELTons 2012 winner of the British Council lifetime achievement award
"I think teachers are such powerful figures and sometimes we forget just how much influence we can have and sometimes it's not because you are a great technician or a great methodologist it's because you're a human being and that's what the students remember afterwards."
Bell Blended Learning for ELT, Bell - ELTons 2012 winner of the award for excellence in course innovation
"It's very much a collaborative process of (teachers) finding meaning from theirselves and finding what works for them."
Sounds: The Pronunciation App, Macmillan Education - ELTons 2012 winner of the award for innovation in learner resources
"When mobile devices started coming through with a combination of touch screen and sound interactivity it seemed the perfect way to actually bring pronunciation to students and teachers."
Cambridge ESOL is pleased to sponsor the ELTons, which aim to identify and reward innovative ELT products, services and research in English language teaching around the world and in the UK.
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.
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.
The ELTons 2009 awards ceremony, sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, took place on 4 March in London, marking the seventh year of the prestigious awards. The winners in the UK and International categories were nominated by an expert panel of judges. Lord Neil Kinnock, Chairman of the British Council at that time, presented the awards.
The ELTons 2008 awards ceremony took place at the Delfina studios near London Bridge on 7th March. The guest presenter for the evening was the world-famous linguist, David Crystal.
Twelve products were shortlisted from a wide range of UK-based entries. In addition, two international awards, offered by the English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme (ELTeCS), were given for teachers working across borders on English language projects. Susan Bassnett, of the University of Warwick was the guest presenter at the ceremony which took place at the Delfina gallery.