Scholarship winners revealed!

On Valentine’s Day 2015 we launched a global competition to discover and reward some of the ELT world’s finest teaching talent.

We invited teachers working in any setting or sector to apply for the chance to win a 2-week training course in the UK by submitting evidence of a successful classroom project that they had led which had made a significant impact on their students' learning.

Teachers at the Heart

The Winners

We know our teachers are a passionate and talented bunch, so we anticipated the hundreds of highly-impressive entries we received. What we didn’t anticipate however, was just how difficult it would be to select our winners!

Our judging panel included Macmillan author Steve Taylore-Knowles and Senior Trainers from Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE), where our prize-winners will attend their training courses.

Of the judging process, Tom Sarney at NILE said:

“We found it so difficult to select only 5 winners because of the remarkable levels of creativity and innovation by all teachers on the shortlist. We were especially impressed with entries which showcased highly creative approaches to teaching with very few resources and we got a real sense of excitement to see what was going on in classrooms around the world. Really inspirational.”

After careful consideration, we are thrilled to announce that the five winners of the Macmillan Education Teachers at the Heart Scholarship are:

Not only did these five talented teachers present outstanding examples and evidence of success, they also embody the spirit of our Teachers at the Heart message.  

Teachers like these are the reason we do what we do. Why we publish what we publish. Why we run competitions like this one… they teach from and with their hearts.  

We’ll be sharing details of our winners’ stories and projects in the months to come.  

Until then, please join us in congratulating them on their success! 

You can read more about the competition entry criteria and  read the Terms  & Conditions here.

Information about NILE

With the UK's widest range of language teacher  education courses, NILE is a world-leading centre of excellence, offering  training and development from initial qualifications to an MA, both  face-to-face and online. In addition to our programmes in Norwich, we provide  ELT project management, consultancy and courses for teachers of English for  institutions and ministries worldwide.

Visit the NILE website to find out more.