The British Council today announced the short-list for the ELTons 2013. Now in their eleventh year, the awards run by the British Council and sponsored by Cambridge English, are a celebration of excellence in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world.
The awards have been organised into six categories this year: Excellence in Course Innovation, Innovation in Learner Resources, Innovation in Teacher Resources, Digital Innovation, Local Innovation and The Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing, which is now in its fourth year. (See below for the full list of nominees)
There will be one winner in each category. All the winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London on 22 May 2013. Each of the winners receives £1,000 cash prize along with the much sought-after ELTon statuette.
Anna Searle, Director of English Language at the British Council said: "The ELTons are the only international awards in English Language teaching that recognise and celebrate innovation in this field and the awards have therefore grown to become an essential fixture in the ELT calendar. The ELTons are a wonderful opportunity to showcase innovative ELT products and creative ELT authors from around the world. We are very proud to be able to bring the ELT community together to celebrate and reward those that help English language learners and teachers around the world achieve their English language goals.”
The Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing is sponsored by Macmillan Education and gives previously unpublished writers the opportunity to win a £1,000 prize and have their work published. Through this award the British Council aims to discover and encourage up and coming ELT authors to take the next step in their writing careers.
The British Council Lifetime Achievement Award, now in its third year will also be presented. This awards an ELT professional who has made a substantial contribution to the ELT profession throughout their career.
The British Council is the UK’s cultural relations organisation, and builds relationships for the UK through English, education and the arts. It teaches English in more than 80 countries through face-to-face contact and innovative methods including radio, the internet and mobile technology.
ELTons 2012 nominees in full:
Excellence in Course Innovation
Brainwave - Macmillan Education
Hooray! Let’s play! - Helbling Languages
Life - National Geographic Learning
Progressive Skills in English - Garnet Education
Smart English A2 - Brookemead ELT
Super Minds, Starter to Level 4 - Cambridge University Press
Innovation in Learner Resources
A Handbook of Spoken Grammar - Strategies for speaking natural English - Delta Publishing Ltd
Baby Beetles English/Russian Edition - Yellow House English Ltd
DVD Readers - Mary Glasgow Scholastic
English Grammar in Use Online - Cambridge University Press
Owl Hall - Macmillan Education
Oxford Wordpower Dictionary, 4th edition, with Oxford iWriter on CD ROM - Oxford University Press
Innovation in Teacher Resources
Classroom Management Techniques - Cambridge University Press
#eltpics - #eltpics
ELT Teacher 2 Writer - ELT Teacher 2 Writer
Film English - Kieran Donaghy
Get on Stage! - Helbling Languages
Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners - Johanna Stirling
Apps by Kids - Terakki Foundation Schools
Cool Speech: Hot Listening, Cool Pronunciation - Speech in Action/Firsty Group
Happy Rhymes 1 - Express Publishing
Spywalk: A Pervasive Game for Language Learners - Paul John Driver
Teacher EDU - 4n Media Group
The Round - The Round
Advanced English Lessons for Non-native English Teachers - Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Języka Angielskiego w Polsce IATEFL Poland
BBC Janala Amar Engreji Course (“My English Course”) - BBC Media Action
Discuss with Us - Meltem Akbulut Yıldırmış, Aslı Abak Şen
English for tour guide: Destinations in NhaTrang city - Vo Tu Phuong (ed), Vo Van Dung, Hoang Minh Tuan
English in Action: Teaching and Learning Programme - English in Action
TIC en el AULA - Rita Zeinstejer and Jennifer Verschoor
The Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing
Academic speaking that works - Christina Gkonou, Cynthia Rocha
CLIL-Biology Towards IGCSE: Content and Language Integrated Learning towards International Science standards - Y.L. Teresa Ting
E-Syllabus For Spoken English Promoters - Prof .Mangayarkarasi
More English More Fun - Mahmoud Ashry Mohammad
The Ever Realms - Daniel Brown
The linguistic genius of babies: what does it mean for grown-ups? - Katie Harris
For more information, please contact Nisha Pawar in the British Council Press Office on +44 (0)207 389 4967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.