Posted: 17 April 2012 | Europe
Not one, not two, but three Press titles are on the shortlist for this year’s ELTons, the British Council’s awards for excellence in English Language teaching.
The ELTons (or British Council Innovation Awards as they are also known) are offered to outstanding new language learning products and services that use innovative ideas to help learners achieve their goals.
The nominations for this year’s awards have been organized into five new categories: Excellence in Course Innovation, Innovation in Learner Resources, Innovation in Teacher Resources, Digital Innovation, and Local Innovation.
For the first time, UK and international ELT professionals are competing alongside each other in the same categories, in recognition of the increased mobility and globalisation in the sector.
Cambridge is listed in 3 categories, with 3 different products.
A vibrant four-level course for teens, with games, interactive practice activities, audio and video, that can be used in the classroom or for homework. There is even a comic builder to get students writing creatively.
Nominated for Innovation in learner resources
A six-level course for adults that uses universally inspiring topics and activities – with a special focus on intercultural competence as a 'fifth skill' – to help learners become more sensitive, more effective communicators.
Nominated for Excellence in course innovation
Instant Academic Skills
Develops skills vital to academic success such as identifying key ideas and details, predicting content and efficient note-taking. Lively speaking tasks get learners ready to participate in debates and presentations.
Nominated for Excellence in teacher resources
Senior Marketing Manager for ELT, Ian Cook, said: "The ELTons are highly regarded international awards, so it's fantastic news that we've been short listed in three of the six categories. This puts Cambridge on a par with other big ELT publishers and further confirms that the hard work that goes in to producing innovative new products is being well received by the ELT community."
Click here for the full list of nominees for each category.
Winners will be announced on 23rd May at a five star event in London. We hope to be bringing back a few of the sought-after ELTon statuettes!