Watch the 2018 ELTons Awards Ceremony

The ELTons Award Ceremony 2018 was broadcast live online on 18 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 110 submissions across five categories, 28 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 lexicographer and star of Channel 4’s Countdown Susie Dent.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

  • The Award for Digital Innovation
  • The Award for Excellence in Course Innovation
  • The Award for Local Innovation in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English
  • The Award for Innovation in Learner Resources
  • The Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources
  • British Council Awards
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award


Red carpet interviews 

Earlier in the day, the interview team met the nominees 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 our 2018 ELTons Facebook Q&A session that was streamed live via the British Council TeachingEnglish Facebook page on Thursday 7 June.

Caroline Massey, Chia Suan Chong and Paul Braddock 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.


Watch the video of the 2017 ELTons Awards ceremony.

Read Chia Suan Chong’s Voices blog post: Ten trends and innovations in English language teaching for 2018.


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