Global awards for English language teaching

The ELTons awards celebrate the most original courses, publications, projects, apps and platforms, which are finding new ways to help English language learners and teachers around the world achieve their goals.

The awards also recognise the organisations, teams and individuals whose original approaches are helping to shape the future of English language teaching and learning.

Award categories for submissions

  1. Excellence in course innovation – Courses using a fresh variety of content, formats or media, to help learners achieve stretching levels of English language proficiency.

  2. Innovation in teacher resources – Resources supporting English language teaching professionals, whether through teacher training, education, or continuing professional development.

  3. Innovation in learner resources – Services, activities, materials or works using innovative means to improve English language learners' proficiency in vocabulary, grammar, fluency, receptive and productive skills, or vital language skills for study, life and/or work.

  4. Digital innovation – Use of digital technology or media – cutting edge technologies, or original use of existing technology – to benefit high-quality English language learning.

  5. Local innovation (in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English) – Resources or projects innovating to meet specific, local needs, within local, national or regional contexts around the world.

In 2021, applicants can also choose to put their entry forward to be considered for two special commendations, the ELTons Judges’ Commendations for:

  • Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action (new for 2021)
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Applications are open until Sunday 21 March, 23.59 (UK time)