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ESU Celebrates 2011 Awards

This article was published on Wednesday 9 November 2011

The annual English Language Teaching awards celebrate innovation and good practice in the field of English language and English Language Teaching. A highly-respected panel of judges reviewed the entries over the summer and were pleased to award prizes to the following:

Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award:

Overall Winner: Speakout by Antonia Clare, Frances Eales, Steve Oakes, JJ Wilson, Pearson.

Highly Commended: Dynamic Presentations by Mark Powell, Cambridge University Press

Best for Children: Sunshine by Marta Graciela Garcia Lorea and Elida Beatriz Messina, Garnet Education

The ESU President's Award:

The ESU President's Award is given each year to recognise innovation and good design in the use of new, free-standing technologies in the teaching and learning of English. This year the panel were pleased to award the prize to Phonetics Focus by Cambridge English Online, an application for mobile telephones that helps to teach the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

In addition, this year the ESU awarded the first CUP-ESU New Writing Award. Working with Cambridge University Press, this award is aimed at new and aspiring authors throughout the world who bring fresh and imaginative approaches to the teaching and learning of English. In this, its inaugural year, the prize was awarded to Özge Karaoglu Ergen from Turkey.

The Persuasive Spoken English Competitions: 

Finally, the winners of this year's Persuasive Spoken English Competitions, run by the ESU's Speech and Debate Department, were presented certificates by Prince Philip in recognition of their achievement over the past year.

International Public Speaking Competition - Jeon Wook Kang from Republic of Korea.

Public Speaking Competition for Schools - Parrs Wood High School, Manchester - Georgia McMahon, Rebecca Grant and Roberta Wilkinson.

Schools Mace - St Paul's School, London - Freddy Powell and Ben Goldstein.

John Smith Memorial Mace - University of Cambridge - Doug Cochran and Maria English.

London Debate Challenge - Clapton Girls' Academy, Hackney - Rommana Delair, Jamiah Okeye, Najma Ahmed.

ESU-Essex Chambers Mooting Competition - The University of Glasgow - Francesca Ruddy and Katherine Docherty.