Watch the 2019 ELTons Awards Ceremony

The ELTons Award Ceremony 2019 was broadcast live online on 10 June. The ELTons Innovation Awards, now in their seventeenth year, are the international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). The awards recognise innovative educational products, publications, apps and projects meeting high standards of excellence in innovation and supporting English language learners and teachers achieve their teaching and learning goals.

From a highly competitive international field of 150 submissions across five categories, 26 finalists were selected independently, individually and behind closed doors by the ELTons Innovations Awards’ expert judging panel. See the complete list of this year's finalists.

The ELTons Awards Ceremony was hosted by the poet, novelist and playwright, Benjamin Zephaniah.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

  • Excellence in Course Innovation
  • Innovation in Learner Resources
  • Innovation in Teacher Resources
  • Digital Innovation
  • Local Innovation in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English
  • The ELTRAs (English Language Teaching Research Awards)
  • The Award for Outstanding Contribution to English language teaching and learning


Red carpet interviews

Earlier in the day, the interview team met the finalists to talk about their work. The interviewers were Caroline Massey (teacher, materials writer and conference speaker), Chia Suan Chong (an ELT blogger, General English and Business English teacher, and teacher trainer), and Paul Braddock (British Council TeachingEnglish website editor).

Interviews with the winners

ELTons Facebook Q&A session

Watch a recording of this year’s ELTons Facebook Q&A session streamed live via the British Council TeachingEnglish Facebook page on Tuesday, 4 June. Caroline Massey, Chia Suan Chong and Chris Thorn discuss the new trends in ELT innovation and how they link to the high quality, practical and innovative educational products, publications, apps and projects for English language teaching and learning that are being recognised as ELTons finalists.

What is the innovation with the greatest impact on ELT practice? Join the online conversation on social media using #ELTons.


ELTons 2019 is brought to you in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English.