ELTons 2015 winners

Here are the winners of the ELTons for 2015. Watch interviews with the winners below:

 

See the photo gallery from the evening!

Details of the winners

The British Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Henry Widdowson

This year’s British Council Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Henry Widdowson, is a leading authority in applied linguistics and in communicative language teaching, an approach which stresses the importance of interaction, authentic, natural language, a focus on the learning process, and on the student’s personal experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

Excellence in Course Innovation

Oxford Discover

Lesley Koustaff, Susan Rivers, Kathleen Kampa, Charles Vilina and Kenna Bourke
Oxford University Press

Innovation in Learner Resources

Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English

Diana Lea, Victoria Bull, Suzanne Holloway and Robert Duncan
Oxford University Press, with Paragon Software GmbH (app)

Innovation in Teacher Resources

Life Skills

Carol Higho, Dulcie Ball, Emma-Sue Prince, Rob Nicholas, Chris Rose, Jonathan Marks and various others. 
Macmillan Education

Digital Innovation

Little Bridge

Paul Rogers and Nigel Forward
Little Bridge

Local Innovation

Talk English

Michaela Salmon and Nuala Trace
Manchester Adult Education Service, Manchester City Council with The Department for Communities and Local Government (UK)

The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing

EAP Shakespeare

Dr Chris Lima
 

ELTons 2015 nominees

Here are the 2015 nominees, selected by a panel of expert judges using the Delphi technique. There can only be one winner in each category, but getting to the shortlist stage is an important achievement and shows that these are highly worthy and innovative English Language teaching products.

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

Digital innovation

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.

Local innovation

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

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