British Council ELTons Innovation Awards 2019 for English Language Educators and Innovators

Have you produced an English language teaching or learning product, publication, or service that is both functional and innovative in the last two years? The British Council is looking for the latest and most innovative resources to learn and teach English, across the full breadth of media (non-digital or digital) and from a wide variety of contexts worldwide. The deadline is on 2 November 2018, midnight (UK time).

Educators in a low-resource context, members of international organisations, or authors and entrepreneurs flying solo are welcome to submit their work on creatingof new resources in support of high-quality English language education.

Award categories include the following:

Excellence in course innovation– Courses using a fresh variety of content, formats or media, to help learners achieve stretching levels of English language proficiency.

Innovation in teacher resources– Resources supporting English language teaching professionals, whether through teacher training, education, or continuing professional development.

Innovation in learner resources– Services, activities, materials or works using innovative means to improve English language learners’ proficiency in vocabulary, grammar, fluency, receptive and productive skills, or vital language skills for study, life and/or work.

Digital innovation– Use of digital technology or media – cutting edge technologies, or original use of existing technology – to benefit high-quality English language learning.

Local innovation (in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English)– Resources or projects innovating to meet specific, local needs, within local, national or regional contexts around the world.

Main criteria

  • Participants need to speak English as a second or other language.Representatives of diverse nationalities and ethnicities, low-resource as well as better resourced contexts are eligible.Following submission of your entry applications go through a rigorous, three-round judging process to assess the functional and innovative aspects of each submission;
  • In April 2019, finalists will be revealed and invited to the awards ceremony and in June 2019 winners will be announced at the ELTons awards ceremony, London, UK.

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