ELTons Innovation Awards 2020: Awards ceremony

Watch a recording of the international awards that celebrate excellence in innovation in English language teaching and learning.

This year, the ELTons marks its 18th anniversary. The awards are a chance to celebrate the most innovative ways to learn and teach English from around the world, as well as the teams behind them. This year we received 125 applications from 35 countries – across six continents.

For the very first time, the awards’ ceremony was held completely online. It has been our aim to keep the anticipation and sense of community through the awards, despite the fact we couldn't meet in person. So, we created an exciting, virtual ELTons.

Watch the ELTons Innovation Awards 2020 ceremony below

Join the conversation on social media using #ELTons

Get inspiration for your teaching practice from this year’s best innovators in English teaching, from around the world! Watch our showcase of music, dance and spoken word-performances from some of the best new creative talent the UK has to offer.

Take the chance to make new connections and catch up with industry colleagues and friends. Search for #ELTons on social media and join the conversation!

“What’s your biggest teaching challenge at the moment?”

“What creative solutions do you use in your teaching practice?”

“What innovation has influenced your teaching practice the most?

ELTon awards announced

  • Local Innovation in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English
  • Digital Innovation
  • Innovation in Learner Resources
  • Innovation in Teacher Resources
  • Excellence in Course Innovation
  • The ELTRAs (English Language Teaching Research Awards)
  • The ELTons’ Commendation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – New for 2020!
  • The ELTons Outstanding Achievement Award

Our warmest congratulations to all the finalists and winners! 

Find out more about the winners 

Find out more about the finalists

The ELTons Judges’ Commendation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

To mark the 18th anniversary, we are pleased to introduce the ELTons Judges’ Commendation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). This is a special commendation for finalists which promote proactive and positive approaches to equality, diversity and inclusion in English language teaching, learning and assessment. The commendation aims to celebrate the courses, books, apps, resources and projects which:

  • Bridge educational inequality
  • Reflect diversity
  • Promote inclusion of certain, typically underrepresented groups

The commendation is intended to encourage improving access to high quality English language teaching for all, and specifically for those who may not typically get access. 

Find out more about the winners

Watch this space for ELTons 2021 announcements!


Watch the awards ceremony below, or watch the awards ceremony with subtitles

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