ELTons 2016 winners

Here are the winners of the ELTons for 2016. Watch the video highlights. 

Details of the winners

The British Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Catherine Walter

Catherine Walter is known by many thousands of teachers and students worldwide as a teacher, lecturer and researcher, most recently as University lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Education and Fellow of Linacre College, University of Oxford and Vice-Principal of Linacre College (until 2015), as well as Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London, and at academic and teachers’ conferences in over 30 countries worldwide. She is perhaps most renowned by the global ELT community, as the writer of many significant resources on the bookshelves of classrooms worldwide. These include: The Cambridge English Course, The New Cambridge English Course, The Good Grammar Book and How English Works (co-written with Michael Swan). Over the years, her expertise has been sought by the Bell Educational Trust, the British Publishers Association, the University Council for General and Applied Linguistics and the British Council. Catherine Walter has a passion for equality, holding welfare, equality and equal opportunities positions at the University of Oxford and the Institute of Education. Catherine Walter was also the first female chair of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and then president.

Excellence in Course Innovation


Paul Dummett, Lewis Lansford & Helen Stephenson
National Geographic Learning with Cengage Learning

Innovation in Learner Resources

Literacy for Active Citizenship

Rose Ades, Tinhinene Cheloul, Ilham Sadi, Nazma Shaheen, Lee Yoon Teng & Valona Renne-Thomas
Learning Unlimited LTD

Innovation in Teacher Resources

Digital Video – A Manual for Language Teachers

Nik Peachey

Digital Innovation

Movies: Enjoy Language

‘Movie Team’ of Archimedes Inspiration, a.s.
Archimedes Inspiration, a.s.

Local Innovation

Teaching English in Africa

Jason Anderson
East African Educational Publishers Ltd.

The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing

Academic English for the 21st Century Learner

Aylin Graves

See the photo gallery of the awards ceremony.

ELTons 2016 nominees

Here are the 2016 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

Eyes Open - Cambridge University Press
Keynote - National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
Subject Projects 2: English - Ikaselkar Publishing, The Basque Country
U Dare 9 - Areal Editores

Innovation in learner resources

Academic Presenting & Presentations - Peter Levrai & Averil Bolster
Explore Our World CLIL READERS - Express Publishing
Grammar Checker - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Guess What! - Cambridge University Press
Literacy for Active Citizenship - Learning Unlimited Ltd
Richmond Business Theories - Richmond ELT
The Thinking Train - Helbling Languages

Innovation in teacher resources

Digital Video - A manual for language teachers - Nik Peachey
Language Learning with Digital Video - Cambridge University Press
Teachers Research! - IATEFL Research Special Interest Group
TEFL Preparation Course - ELTCampus
The TEFL Commute - Lindsay Clandfield, Shaun Wilden & James Taylor
www.EFLtalks.com - Rob Howard

Digital innovation

Connections E-textbook - Jesse Balanyk, Jay Bidal & Ruth Radwan, Academic Bridge Program, Zayed University, UAE
EssayJack - EssayJack Inc.
Luke’s English Podcast – Learn British English with Luke Thompson – Luke Thompson
Movies: Enjoy Languages - Archimedes Inspiration a.s.
The Listening Post - Paul Driver
Wibbu English: The Game - Wibbu

Local innovation

Creative English Family Learning: 12 Sessions for Families with Pre-school Children - FaithAction
Read On! Mobile Class Library Project for Italy - Oxford University Press
Teacher Trainer Academy - DOS-ELTea
Teaching English in Africa - East African Educational Publishers Ltd.
The Little English Library - The Little English Library
The Macmillan Early Learning Path - Macmillan Education

The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing

Academic English for the 21st Century Learner - Aylin Graves
Advanced Phrases and Expressions - James Warwick
CLIL in my classroom - Jelena Petrovic and Marijana Nikolic
My Friend TED: Academic Listening with TED Talks - Naheen Madarbakus-Ring
Study Skills for Academic Reading - Ian Pemberton