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The ELTons 2022 Call for Submissions is Now Open! 

Have you produced an innovative English language teaching or learning product, publication or service in the last two years?

This year marks the 20-year anniversary of the ELTons, the only international awards celebrating the latest innovations in English language learning and teaching, and the creators behind them. The window for entries runs until Thursday, 17 March.

The ELTons 2022 search is now on for the most trailblazing and inspiring ways to teach and learn English from the past two years. The 2022 awards will honour the extraordinary resourcefulness and ingenuity of those who have found revolutionary ways to limit disruption to education throughout the pandemic.

The British Council is searching for the most innovative live classes, online courses, apps, platforms, projects, and more emerging from the pandemic, as well as new ways to support teachers’ development and wellbeing. The ELTons is also on the look-out for the use of cutting-edge technologies to benefit high quality English language learning and teaching through, for example, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and speech recognition.

Award finalists in 2021 included language learning in immersive 3D worlds, original TV series specifically for English language learners and fresh perspectives for teachers to cut through the distractions students face.

The ELTons continue the work of the British Council in creating global opportunities across education, arts and culture and the English language. In 2021, over 180 entries came from 55 countries, with projects addressing significant global challenges in climate change and educational inequality. The British Council is committed to making sure the awards are inclusive, reflect the broad diversity of English language education around the world and promote environmental sustainability.

There are five award categories in total:

  1. Excellence in Digital Innovation

  2. Innovation in Learner Resources

  3. Innovation in Teacher Resources

  4. Excellence in Course Innovation 

  5. Excellence in Local Innovation

In addition to submitting an innovation into one of the ELTons’ five main award categories, applicants could also choose to put their entry forward to be considered for two special commendations, for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action.

Applications are open until Thursday 17 March, 23.59 UK time. Find out more about how to apply and submit your innovation here.