The second ELT Teacher Award has been a huge success, with wonderful entries from all over the world. Thank you, once again, to all the teachers who entered the competition. All of the entries were of such a high standard and they have been a delight to watch and learn from. This competition aims to celebrate excellence in English Language Teaching, and the passion and joy for teaching you all demonstrated is clear evidence of this.
The judges had a tough time making these decisions, but winning entrants stood out for their clear understanding of how they mark students’ progress, as well as how much they teachers believed in the mutual benefits between student and teacher in terms of learning and growing.
The winners are:
Asia & Oceania
Noorjahan Sultan – Malaysia
‘The idea that my students are waiting eagerly for me to come into the classroom and teach them English language is the best feeling about being an English language educator.’
Our judges loved Noorjahan’s recognition of the fact students are making progress in English when the language they’ve learnt crosses into other classes.
Europe & Central Asia
Ksenia Immel – Russian Federation
‘Students who follow YouTube celebrities aquire both linguistic and non-verbal elements.’
The way Ksenia links English teaching with the real life useage of English her students with commonly interact with impressed the judges.
North & Central America
Angel Gaytan – Mexico
‘Being an English teacher has given me the opportunity to help people communicate with others.’
The judges enjoyed Angel’s passion for teaching and his understanding of students’ progress when they can enjoy English language outside of the classroom.
Leila Jauch – Brazil
‘The best thing about being a teacher is being a motivator.’
Our judges liked how Leila’s students travelling abroad and becoming exchange students is her marker of progress in English.
Congratulations to the five winners! They will all receive a trip to IATEFL or TESOL in 2018.
View the winning entries here.