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ELTons Innovation Awards 2020

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British Council ELTons Awards 2020 

The international awards that celebrate excellence in innovation in English language teaching and learning 

Thursday 15 October 2020

Online, 14:00 – 17:30 (UK Time) 

Register your place for the ELTons Online 2020.

We will be in touch in the near future with guidance on how to join and make the most of attending the interactive, virtual ELTons 2020.  

The ELTons will run from 14:00 – 17:30 (UK Time) to welcome international finalists and guests across time zones, worldwide.

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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 entries from 35 countries – across six continents.  

For the first time in its 18 years, the ELTons is moving fully online for 2020.  

Because we don’t know if we’ll be able to gather together in person, it’s been our aim to keep the anticipation of the awards, as well as the chance to make connections and meet colleagues. So, we’ve created an interactive, virtual ELTons’ venue. We warmly invite you to join us. Meet the finalists in their interactive booths, find out the winners live on the virtual stage, and connect with fellow innovators and leaders, in group or one-to-one video calls. Take the chance to catch up with industry colleagues and friends.

ELTon awards to be announced live online:  

  • 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 

Becoming a finalist is no small feat, and we wish all finalists, and the companies, teams and individuals involved, the very best of luck. Find out more about the ELTons 2020 finalists.   

Registration closes on Wednesday 14 October. (Tickets are free of charge.)

If you have specific access requirements, or other queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the ELTons team: [email protected]

Find out more about the ELTons here.

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. 
A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland). 


· The Finalists' Expo
Expo opens early to visit Finalists’ booths
Visit the Finalists’ booths to find the innovative courses, books, apps, platforms and projects from the ELTons 2020 finalists.
· Meet the Innovators
Meet the Innovators' roundtables
Join a roundtable discussion with an innovator behind the ELTons finalists in the Meet the Innovators' area (at 14.10 and again at 14.40, repeated).
· The Finalists' Expo
Welcome and finalist celebratory reception
Finalists’ expo: Learn more about the finalists. Meet the Innovators’ roundtables.
· Stage
Awards’ ceremony
Join us on the main stage where the ELTons 2020 winners will be revealed!
· Connect and catch up
Connect and catch up - Video networking reception
After the ceremony, take the chance to connect and catch up with industry colleagues and friends.

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