ELTons Innovation Awards 2021: Event recordings

Watch recordings of the international awards that celebrate excellence in innovation in English language teaching.


We were delighted to be able to welcome innovators and leaders from across the English language education community, and beyond, to gather again for the awards – in our first hybrid ELTons event.

Now in its 19th year, the ELTons 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 a record-breaking number of entries from over 50 countries – across six continents.

The hybrid ELTons experience

13.45-14.15 (UK time): Welcome and ELTons TV Live interviews

Watch a recording of our online hosts Chia Suan Chong and Callie Massey behind the scenes of the ELTons Awards and see the interviews with ELTons finalists, judges, and guests at the ELTons welcome reception.

Click or tap to watch a recording of the welcome and ELTons TV Live interviews

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About our online hosts

Chia Suan Chong is a writer, a communication skills and intercultural skills trainer, and a teacher trainer based in York.

Callie Massey is a teacher, writer, editor, and conference speaker and has worked in ELT since 2007. 

15.00-16.30 (UK time): Awards’ Ceremony

Hosted by Lauren Laverne, a multi-award-winning broadcaster with twenty years' experience working in broadcasting and the music industry. 

Watch the recording of the awards ceremony where the ELTons winners were announced. Get inspiration for your teaching practice from this year’s best innovators in English teaching, from around the world!

ELTon awards announced

  • Digital Innovation
  • Excellence in Course Innovation
  • Innovation in Learner Resources
  • Innovation in Teacher Resources
  • Local Innovation
  • The Commendation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Commendation for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action – New for 2021
  • The ELTons Outstanding Achievement Award

Watch a recording of the live ceremony below

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17.15-17.45 (UK time): ELTons TV Live Winner interviews

After the ceremony, we took the chance to find out more about this year’s ELTons winners at the ELTons TV Live winner interviews

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