17th British Council ELTons Awards for Innovation in English language teaching! | Application deadline: November 2

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Applications are now open for the 17th British Council ELTons Awards for Innovation in English language teaching!

The British Council is, once again, 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.

If you, your colleagues, or someone in your network, has been involved in the production of new and original courses, publications, projects, apps, platforms and more in support of high quality English language education in the last two years, we trust this opportunity would be of interest. 88% of ELTons winners and finalists during the past decade reported increased visibility for their work and brands through the awards, and more than half used the awards to generate new business and to expand their networks.

The British Council is committed to reflecting the diversity of English language education around the world. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you’re an educator in a low-resource context, a member of a large international team or organisation dedicated to high quality education, an innovator at a start-up, or flying solo, we want to hear from you.

We’d be very grateful for you to also share this call with your contacts, colleagues, partners, networks and audiences, who you think would be interested in submitting an entry.

The ELTons’ call for applications are now open for entries across five award categories, including for courses, teacher and learner resources, for digital innovation and for local innovation.

The deadline for submission is Friday 2 November, 23:59 (UK time).

Full information about the ELTons and how to submit an application is available on the ELTons website.

For any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch in an email to ELTons@britishcouncil.org.

 

ELTons 2019: applications open for international awards in English Language Teaching

If you’re an educator in a low-resource context, a member of an international team or organisation – large or small – or an author or entrepreneur flying solo, we want to hear from you. If you’ve been involved in the creation of new resources in support of high quality English language education in the last two years, make your submission to the ELTons Innovation Awards 2019.

Now in their seventeenth year, the ELTons celebrate the most original courses, publications, projects, apps and platforms, and more, which are finding new ways to help English language learners and teachers around the world achieve their goals. The awards also recognise the organisations, teams and individuals whose original approaches are helping to shape the future of English language teaching and learning.

In 2018, an impressive field of 110 entries came from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, spanning the different needs of English language learners at every age, in diverse contexts.

In a survey of ELTons winners and finalists of the past decade, 88% reported increased visibility for their work and brands through the awards and more than half used the awards to generate new business and to expand their networks.


There are five award categories:

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 – Resources or project innovating to meet specific, local needs, within local, national or regional contexts around the world

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 or for work


A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

The British Council is committed to making sure the ELTons Innovation Awards are inclusive and reflect the broad diversity of English language education around the world. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds. Find out more about the British Council’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.


How to make your application

Make your application using the application form on the ELTons website by Friday, 2 November 2018, midnight (UK time). Full information on award categories and eligibility, as well as the application and judging processes can be found the accompanying guidance.

Following submission of your entry (by the deadline of Friday 2 November 2018) applications go through a rigorous, three-round judging process to assess the functional and innovative aspects of each submission. The expert panels of judges work independently, individually and behind closed doors, using the Delphi method, meaning that even judges will not know the winners until the awards ceremony in June 2019.


The ceremony also sees the announcement of the British Council Lifetime Achievement Award, for an ELT professional who has made a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the field of English language teaching.