Find out this year's winners of the British Council's English Language Teaching Research Awards (ELTRA), which aim to facilitate the production of innovative research and benefit the learning and teaching of English.

The 2018 British Council ELT Research Awards programme attracted 19 high quality proposals from universities across the UK.

All submissions were reviewed by a panel of evaluators against the following criteria:

  • impact
  • innovation
  • feasibility
  • expertise
  • opportunities for international collaboration
  • value for money
  • alignment with British Council priorities.

The following 6 proposals were selected to receive a grant this year:

  • Dr Gary Motteram from the University of Manchester:

Resilience and language teacher development in challenging contexts: Supporting teachers through social media


  • Dr Sharon McCulloch from the University of Central Lancashire:

Investigating EAP provision in Sri Lankan higher education: Current trends and future needs


  • Dr Doris Dippold from the University of Surrey:

Oral skills development in pre-sessional EAP classes and student transition to academic disciplines: an investigation in Anglophone and non-Anglophone EMI settings


  • Dr Nicola Galloway from University of Edinburgh:

The growing global phenomenon of English Medium of Instruction (EMI) in higher education: policy, perceptions, impact, and the role of ‘English’


  • Dr Dieuwerke Rutgers from the University of Cambridge:

The knowledge base of CLIL teaching in multilingual primary education settings


  • Dr Siân Etherington from the University of Salford:

‘Sticky objects’ and pathways to well-being and resilience: teacher understandings of and practices in positive psychology in their classrooms’

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