The ELTons 2012 Nominees

At BEBC, we find it very encouraging to see the number of small and independent publishers in the list of nominations for the ELTons 2012. This year there are five new categories and one winner from each will be picked for a £1,000 cash prize. The winners will be announced at the ceremony at The British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square on 23 May 2012. The nominees are:


Excellence in Course Innovation

Bell Blended Learning for ELT (website) – Bell

Career Paths Beauty Salon (book) – Express Publishing

English Unlimited (full course) – Cambridge University Press

Gateway (course) – Macmillan Education, Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Playtime (full course) – Oxford University Press

Speakout (course) – Pearson ELT

Writing for Business (website) – Reallyenglish


Innovation in Learner Resources

Collins English for Business: Listening (book) – HarperCollins Publishers UK

FOR REAL Intermediate (course) – Helbling Languages

Interactive (whole course) – Cambridge University Press

Our Discovery Island (CD-ROM, online game and book) – Pearson Education ELT

Sounds: The Pronunciation App (iPad app) – Macmillan Education

Truth or Dare for English Language Learners (game) – Brian Grover (Speekeezy Publication Workshop)

Innovation in Teacher Resources

#ELTchat (website) – #ELTchat

Digital Play (book) – Delta Publishing

How to help your class learn English (book) – Yellow House Ltd

Instant Academic Skills (CD and book) – Cambridge University Press

Learning Teaching 3rd Edition (DVD and book) – Macmillan Education

Teaching Young Learners to Think (book) – Helbling Languages GmbH (website) – Tune Into English


Digital Innovation

Bubble and Pebble (website) – Terakki Foundation Schools

Efekta Classroom App (iPad app) – EF Education First Ltd

ExamSpeak (website) – RendezVu

Gobby (iPad app) – Stealth Education

Phonetics Focus HD (iPad app) – Cambridge English Online Ltd

WORDREADY Academic English (web cloud) – L2


Local Innovation

AGO (website and card game) – Leon Butchers

Creative Technology: online workshops for English Teachers (online workshops) – Creative Technology

Island Voices Videos (website) – Cothrom Ltd

Markoni’s Fancy-Dress Balls ( fancy dress balls) – The Markoni’s Language Centre

Stars (CD-ROM, books) – Oxford University Press

The Colour of Words (book, cd) – Colour Trick S.l.


The Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing

Dictionary of Vowels and their Sounds (website) – Bob Knowles

Micro-Phonics’ ESOL Pronunciation Coach (speech therapy) – Barry Hochfield and Colin Hamilton

Sensing Humour ‘in English’ (book) – Kate Khoury, Sarah Raybould and Louise Salim

The Tily-Wilma stories-learning English the alternative way (book) – Fiona Alexander Hamilton


The ELTons are judged by an independent panel of English language teaching professionals, using the Delphi Technique. To find out more about the awards, visit


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