ELTons 2013


I’m delighted to announce that teflresearch.com has been shortlisted for the Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing in the British Council ELTons 2013. The proposed book considers adult second language research in light of its implications for the classroom:

Ever wondered how three year olds who spend most of the day with their fingers up their noses come to be little linguistic Einsteins, yet CEOs who turnover millions of euros in minutes recoil in horror at the present perfect continuous? A dynamic and ever-growing domain, the field of adult second language research harbours a wealth of knowledge with no real means of reaching the people who can put it to the best use – teachers. The Linguistic Genius of Babies: What Does it Mean for Grown Ups? provides a light-hearted introduction to the key issues surrounding second language acquisition, encouraging critical thinking and offering ideas for classroom activities. Because teachers don’t have time to run home, pop the kettle on and settle down with a copy of applied psycholinguistics – they’re too busy coaxing businessmen out from underneath the desk.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on the 22nd of May. Thank you all for your support so far, and I’ll keep you posted about the results!



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8 responses to “ELTons 2013

  1. eshuindependent

    Congratulations for being shortlisted. Your posts are always informative, slightly provocative (but in a good way) and remind me that research has to be an applied activity to be of real value.

  2. Congratulations on being shortlisted and thanks for the follow! I’ve had students tell me that they’re just never going to use the present perfect. Or future tenses. Or past tenses. Or articles. I struggle on 🙂 Linda.

  3. Congratulations! This is one of the most interesting, informative and accurate blogs. Best wishes, Jessica.

  4. Congratulations from a fellow nominee! (different category).
    Good luck and hope to see you at the party!

  5. chriscattaneo

    Congratulations! This is a very well-deserved nomination! :)))) I’ll be watching the ELTONs more closely this year…..

  6. Congratulations on the wonderful achievement

  7. Well done and all the best on the 22nd!

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