ELTons 2010

The ceremony of the 2010 ELTons – the British Council ELT Innovation Awards – took place last evening in London and I’m really happy I was able to attend it, once again as a nominee.

This time I was nominated with Nella for the Macmillan Innovative Writing Award. Our project was an online teacher development course based on Moodle which aimed to promote extensive reading among teachers and, by a cascading effect, among language learners. The winners, however, were the authors of a book with online activities.

Anyway, having been a winner in 2007 and being nominated for a second time in four years is already an achievement in itself and I am really honoured. Besides that, it was a really enjoyable evening: good food, good company, interesting conversations and the opportunity to meet important people in ELT.

I am also glad I met Carla D’Elia , from Brazil, another nominee in the same category. It is really reassuring to see that more and more teachers coming from different countries are producing high-quality, potentially publishable materials.

Nice to meet old friends too.