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Shortlists of the 2014 English Language Awards announced!

English Language Book AwardsThis article was published on Friday 10 October 2014

The English-Speaking Union is pleased to announce the shortlists for this year's English Language Awards. The overall winners will be announced in December 2014. 

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards

Since 1971, these awards have recognised the best book published each year in the field of English language teaching and learning. The 2014 shortlist includes a number of very different resources to aid students and teachers alike, across all sectors of the ELT world. There was a very high standard of entries this year and the judges are pleased to announce that the following books have been shortlisted for the award:

International Express

by Angela Buckingham, Bryan Stephens, Alastair Lane, Keith Harding, Rachel Appleby, Frances Watkins

(Oxford University Press)


Collins Academic Skills Series: Lectures

by Fiona Aish and Jo Tomlinson

(Collins Learning, Harper Collins)


Something to Say

by Tessa Woodward and Seth Lindstromberg

(Helbling Languages)


Focus on Content-Based Language Teaching

by Patsy M Lightbown

(Oxford University Press)


Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English

(Oxford University Press)


Motivating Leaners, Motivating Teachers: Building Vision in the Language Classroom

by Zoltán Dörnyei and Magdalena Kubanyiova

(Cambridge University Press)


Translation and Own-Language Activities

by Phillip Kerr, Scott Thornbury

(Cambridge University Press)


Our World

by Joan Kang Shin and JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

National Geographic Learning l Cengage Learning


ESU President's Award

The ESU President’s Award celebrates and encourages the widespread use of technology in the teaching and learning of English. It was initiated in 2003 at the request of the then President of the ESU (1957-2011), HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and our new President, HRH The Princess Royal, continues to support the Award today. The judges were particularly impressed with the innovation shown by several entrants and the diversity of entries received. The shortlisted entries are as follows:

Film English

By Kieran Donaghy


English Digital Kitchen

By the Lancook project at Newcastle University (funded by the EU Lifelong Learning programme)


Oxford Online Skills Programme

By Oxford University Press


Richmond Mazes: Crisis at Clifton

By Richmond ELT


Bebop Band

By Macmillan Education