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The Simon Greenall Award

Published Bernice on Thursday, February 4, 2021


Simon Greenall, OBE, friend of the global ELT community, passed away in September 2018 

Simon described himself as traveller, writer, chef and full time friend. Many in the ELT community knew Simon through his publishing activities, his Presidency of IATEFL, his engagement with global issues in ELT, his training activities in many countries, and his friendship.

You probably know of Simon’s deep commitment to bringing people together through learning, particularly learning English

This Award is inspired by Simon’s life and work and is sponsored by three partners with whom Simon was deeply connected: Macmillan Education, International House World Organisation and International House London.

If you have a language project which brings people together through learning English, which may already be ongoing or yet to start, online or face-to-face, you may be interested in this award. Illustrative examples of such projects might be:

  • Designing materials in an area which lacks resources
  • Planning an educational podcast series
  • Running a creative writing project with output that could be used in classes
  • Starting an online drama or extensive reading group
  • Having high impact through low, remote technology.

The purpose of the Award is to enable an outstanding new project to run, or an existing project to become established and sustainable

The award aims to help and support the project through mentoring, publicity and visibility, funding as and if appropriate, and making the impacts available to the wider ELT community. The precise mix will depend on the nature and needs of the project. 

To enter the competition visit the web page to complete the application form and upload a video describing how your project works and how it brings people together through learning English.


1st  Feb – 31st  March 2021: Submit your application

31st March – 15th April 2021: The three finalists present their projects to a panel

Mid May 2021: The winner is selected and announced




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