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This year's ESU competition winners received their certificates and prizes from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at our annual Buckingham Palace awards ceremony.
The ceremony is a chance to celebrate the range and reach of ESU programmes with our President, Prince Phillip.
The ESU received over 33 entries for our Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award which recognises innovation and good practice in the field of the English language and English language teaching. This year it was decided that two very different entries would be joint winners due to the high calibre of entries. These were Fiction in Action: Whodunit by Abax Ltd, a small publishing group based in Tokyo and Global by Macmillan Education.
The second winner, Global, is part of a major new English language teaching series from Macmillan Education and the digital component of this series, Global eWorkbook was also awarded the ESU President's Award. This recognises innovation and good design in the use of new free standing technologies in the teaching and learning of English.
Completing a hat-trick of prizes for Macmillan Education, Jim Scrivener author of Teaching English Grammar attended to collect his certificate for the Best Entry for Teachers. Finally Collocations Extra published by Cambridge University Press was awarded Highly Commended by the judges. Kate Woodford and Elizabeth Walter, the authors, were able to pick up their certificate along with Frances Disken representing the publishers.
The winners from a range of ESU speech and debate programmes also received their awards on the day. The ESU works with a wide variety of participants within its competitions; university debaters, trainee lawyers, school students and international students.
Winners, their guests, staff and sponsors were then able to enjoy a reception back at Dartmouth House sponsored by Cambridge University Press. It was a chance for mingling, networking and catching up with friends, partners and contacts.
This is an extract from an article from December's issue of dialogue. The digital version of dialogue will be available at esu.org in December.