The 2019 British Council ELT Research Awards programme attracted 21 high quality proposals from universities across the UK.

All submissions were reviewed by a panel of evaluators against the following criteria:

  • impact
  • innovation
  • feasibility
  • expertise
  • opportunities for international collaboration
  • value for money
  • alignment with British Council priorities.

The following 8 proposals were selected to receive a grant this year:

University of Central Lancashire
Dr Nicola Halenko
How to survive the first year: Delivering online support to bridge the gap between pre-service training and in-service reality for novice English language teachers.

Stirling University
Professor Fiona Copland
Investigating global practices in teaching English to young learners: ten years on

University of Central Lancashire
Professor Michael Thomas
Minimum academic standards and the English language curriculum in Nigerian universities: Benchmarking, implementation and evaluation

University of Warwick
Dr Anna Maria Pinter
Language learning ‘in the wild’: Implications of children’s playing of online games in English for their language learning

University College London (UCL)
Dr Eleonore Hargreaves
Why won't they speak English? An investigation into how young learners in middle-income-country schools learn spoken English

University of Leicester
Dr Pamela Rogerson-Revell
Resilience and beyond:facilitating learning and well-being in the refugee language classroom - an inquiry-based study of ELT provision for refugees in a UK University of Sanctuary

Manchester Metropolian University
Dr Phuong Dao
Oral peer feedback in classroom second language task-based interaction

Northumbria University
Professor Graham Hall
English language teachers’ engagement with published research: perceptions, priorities and pedagogy