From a YouTube channel to printed activity games, the variety of English language teaching resources in this year’s English Language Awards showed real innovation.
The awards, which took place this week, recognise advances in the field of English language teaching resources, focusing on materials which develop speaking skills.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at the ESU’s headquarters, Dartmouth House. Scott Thornbury (see image), co-ordinator of the Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the New School in New York, acted as key-note speaker.
The winners, runners-up and shortlisted entries from each of the four categories are listed below:
Resources for Young Learners Award:
Winner: Dex, Sandie Mourão and Claire Medwell (Macmillan Education)
Runner-up: Tiger Time, Carol Read and Mark Ormerod (Macmillan Education)
Guess What!, Susannah Reed and Kay Bentley; Series editor: Lesley Koustaff (Cambridge University Press).
The Thinking Train, Herbert Puchta and Günter Gerngross (Helbling Languages).
Resources for Teachers Award:
Winner: Language Learning with Digital Video, Ben Goldstein and Paul Driver (Cambridge University Press)
Runner-up: Teaching children how to learn: Plan, Do, Review, Gail Ellis and Nayr Ibrahim (Delta Publishing)
Speaking Games: Photocopiable activities to make language learning fun, Jason Anderson (Delta Publishing)
Film in Action: Teaching language using moving images, Kieran Donaghy (Delta Publishing)
Resources for Secondary and Higher Learners Award:
Winner: Keynote, Paul Dummett, Lewis Lansford and Helen Stephenson (National Geographic Learning)
Runner-up: Shakespeare Speaks, Catherine Chapman (BBC Learning English).
Navigate, Mark Bartram, Heather Buchanan, Paul Dummett, Jake Hughes, Caroline Krantz, Julie Norton, Emma Pathare, Kate Pickering, Rachael Roberts and Katie Wood. Series Adviser: Catherine Walter (Oxford University Press)
BBC Learning English YouTube Channel (BBC Learning English)
The President’s Award for New Technology in English Language Teaching:
Winner: Say It: Pronunciation from Oxford, (Oxford University Press in partnership with Phona)
Runner-up: BBC Learning English Learning Circles, (BBC Learning English)
Velawoods English, Marlies Havenga, Hani Malouf, Salwa Saad, Nathan Shaw, Mike Warner and Mark Willetts (Velawoods Learning Limited)
Shakespeare Speaks, Catherine Chapman (BBC Learning English)