ELTons innovation awards 2019  ©

British Council

The British Council ELTons Awards Ceremony and red-carpet interviews will take place live and online on Monday 10 June, 17.30–21.30 UK time.

Join the live broadcast here and check the time where you are in the world.

The ELTons Innovation Awards, now in their seventeenth year, are the international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). They aim to find the latest, most original ways to learn and teach English, with awards for courses, resources for teachers and learners, digital innovation and for projects which overcome challenges to local problems (the latter in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English).

Innovation in English language education is truly international. Entries came from 45 countries across six continents. A big thanks to colleagues who helped make this happen. The most entries came from the UK, Spain, Brazil, the USA, India and the Ukraine, with multiple entries from Nigeria, Japan, China and Central Asia (Armenia, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Kazakhstan).

This year’s ELTons finalists aim to develop 21st century life skills, through simulating real-life communication, collaboration and cultural awareness. Finalists include chat bots, mobile messenger apps, automated feedback and test results, video-based teaching and tailor-made learning platforms. Over half of finalists are completely digital and 68 per cent have digital parts. However, while digital learning resources dominate, physical resources are not going away anytime soon. Find out who has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Winners announcement

From the competitive field of international entries, 26 made it through as finalists. Find out the winners in the ceremony broadcast live on Monday 10 June 2019.

We welcome a new host to the ELTons 2019, the poet, novelist and playwright, Benjamin Zephaniah. This year's winner of the Award for Outstanding Achievement (formerly the Lifetime Achievement Award) will also be revealed.

We are looking forward to the awards ceremony in June to celebrate the new ideas that will shape English language teaching in the years to come.

Find out more about the ELTons here. Join the live broadcast on Monday 10 June 17.30–21.30 UK time.

What is the innovation with the greatest impact on your ELT practice? Join the online conversation on social media using #ELTons.