8 November 2019, midnight (UK time).





ELTons Innovation Awards 2020

Have you produced an English language teaching or learning product, publication, or service that is both functional and innovative in the last two years? If you’ve been involved in the creation of new resources in support of high quality English language education, make your submission to the ELTons Innovation Awards 2020.
The new Global Awards for English language teaching is now available on offer offered by the British Council. They are looking for the latest and most innovative resources to learn and teach English, both conventional and digital, and from a wide variety of contexts worldwide.

More Details

To mark the ELTons 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.
Award 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, life and/or 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 projects innovating to meet specific, local needs, within local, national or regional contexts around the world.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • English Language
  • Teaching
  • Digital innovation

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

8 months

  • December: First round of judging concludes, all applicants are notified about progression to round two.
  • January – March: Second round. ELTons judges take closer inspection of the innovations.
  • April: ELTons finalists are revealed and invited to the awards ceremony.
  • April – June: Final round of judging.
  • June: Winners are announced at the ELTons awards ceremony, London, UK.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

The British Council is committed to making sure the ELTons Innovation Awards are inclusive and reflect the broad diversity of English language education around the world. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, including from:

  • Those who speak English as a second or other language.
  • Diverse nationalities and ethnicities.
  • Low-resource as well as better resourced contexts.
  • Across the regional/rural and urban divide.
  • Disabled applicants, as well as those developing resources for disabled learners and teachers.
  •  Good gender balance among applicants.
  • Products or services must have been completed no earlier than 2 years before the application closing date.
  • Products cannot be entered if they have been developed in partnership with the British Council or have had significant involvement from a British Council employee. If you are unsure if this effects your entry please contact before submitting.
  • Organisations can submit multiple entries to the awards and to the award categories, including from
    overseas offices. (Previous applicants please note this extends the number of submissions allowed per organisation for the ELTons 2020).
  • Products can only be submitted to one category.
  • Products can only be submitted to the awards once; they cannot be re-submitted in subsequent years. If a product has been changed significantly since a previous submission it may be considered. Please contact with details of the changes before submitting.
  • You cannot resubmit a volume in a series if a volume has already been submitted in previous years. This is especially relevant for the Excellence in Course Innovation award. For example, you cannot enter level one of a course one year and then the whole course, or another level the following year.

Opportunity Cost


  • The ELTons celebrate the most original courses, publications, projects, apps and platforms, and more, which are finding new ways to help English language learners and teachers around the world achieve their goals.
  • The awards also recognise the organisations, teams and individuals whose original approaches are helping to shape the future of English language teaching and learning.
  • In a survey of ELTons winners and finalists of the past decade, 88% reported increased visibility for their work and brands through the awards and more than half used the awards to generate new business and to expand their networks.

How to Apply

First Step: Download Application form from Here.

Second Step:  Submit the application electronically as a Word file or PDF to

Third Step: Complete your application by sending one copy of the completed product to the address provided at the end of the application form.


  • Copies of the completed product must arrive on or before Friday 8 November 2019. .
  • If you are submitting your product sample digitally, relevant URLs/download links should be sent in a separate document with clear instructions on how to assess the product, including any access codes.
  • Access should incur no cost to the ELTons team or judges.
  • Please ensure that you complete all four parts of this form.
  • Please be aware that judges are not able to provide any feedback on your application on the product.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hager Darwish/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Morsy / Egypt
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