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Closing date: Friday 19 July, 2013
For all guidelines and to enter the 2013 Awards, please download the following:
The ESU is delighted to invite submissions for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards. These annual awards, founded in the 1970s, celebrate innovation and good practice in the field of the English language and English language teaching. The award is based on originality and substance, and winners are chosen by a select panel of widely respected judges. Submissions are assessed on the following:
How to enter
1. Complete a submission form and email to the ESU at email@example.com or post to Education Department, ESU, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED by Friday 19 July at the latest. Please complete one form for each book submitted.
2. Entry is £85 for the first book submitted and £75 for all subsequent books. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to pay by BACS. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The English-Speaking Union’ and posted to Education Department, ESU, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED.
3. Post 12 copies of the book to the following address, together with a copy of the submission form: English Language Book Awards, c/o Bournemouth English Book Centre, Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH12 3LL.
For all guidelines, including eligibility, please download the Guidelines.
PrizesThe prizes are given at a special award ceremony, and results are widely reported in the press, professional newspapers and journals and through the ESU.
Winning entries may use the award logo on the publication to indicate their accolade.
The winners of the 2012 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards, received their prizes at a special awards ceremony at the House of Lords on 12 February, 2013. This was followed by the inaugural English Language Council Lecture by David Crystral OBE, at Dartmouth House, live streamed to thousands worldwide, in partnership with the British Council
Classroom Management Techniques by Jim Scrivener (Cambridge University Press)
"A must-have for English Language teachers across the world"
Essential Teacher Knowledge by Jeremy Harmer (Pearson)
"An essential companion to any teacher trainee"
Best entry for young learners
Collins First English Words by Karen Jamieson (Collins)
"A book that will be read over and over again"
Three further entries were shortlisted:
Life by Helen Stephenson, John Hughes and Paul Dummett (National Geographic Learning)
Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Difficulties by Judit Komos and Anne Margaret Smith (Multilingual Matters)
Teaching Young Learners to Think by Herbert Puchta and Marion Williams (Helbling Languages)