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ELTons Innovation Awards

ELTons Innovation Awards 2021

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Applications are open for ELTons Innovation Awards 2021. Now in their nineteenth year, The British Council  ELTons Awards for Innovation in English language teaching and learning celebrate the newest and most original courses, books, publications, apps, platforms, projects, and more, which find new ways to meet the real-life needs of English language learners and teachers around the world.

In the last year, professionals in the global English language teaching community have shown extraordinary resourcefulness, finding ways to limit the disruption to learners’ education, at an unparalleled pace. The ELTons 2021 is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate teams and individuals innovating against the odds.

Last year, an impressive field of entries came from 45 countries across six continents, spanning the different needs of English language learners at every age, in diverse contexts. The British Council is also making sure the ELTons Innovation Awards are inclusive and reflect the broad diversity of English language education around the world. ELTons Innovation Awards welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.


The five ELTons award categories. However, professionals in English language education around the world – educators, leaders, publishers, project managers, writers, and authors – are invited to apply for the prestigious, international awards, across one of the five ELTons’ categories:

  • Excellence in Course Innovation: Courses using a fresh variety of content, formats, or media, to help learners achieve stretching levels of English language proficiency.
  • Innovation in Teacher Resources: Resources supporting English language teaching professionals, whether through teacher training, education, or Continuing Professional Development.
  • 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 or for work.
  • Digital Innovation: Use of digital technology or media – cutting edge technologies, or original use of existing technology – to benefit high-quality English language learning
  • Local Innovation in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English: Resources or project innovating to meet specific, local needs, within local, national or regional contexts around the world


  • Applications are welcome from organizations large and small, from schools, universities, publishers, and start-ups, to charities, associations, and collectives.
  • Furthermore, applicants may be professionals in English language education around the world educators, leaders, publishers, project managers, writers, and authors.

 ELTons online submission portal


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline21 March,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerBritish Council



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