WIN support, advice and funding for YOUR special project

If you love bringing people together through teaching languages and have a brilliant idea for a special project that does just that- you’re in the right place!

We are inviting you to take part in our unique competition in memory of our dear friend Simon Greenall and giving you a chance to win resources and mentoring to help you successfully launch your project and sponsorship to present the results of your project at an international conference.
If you have a local language project which brings people together through learning English you could be interested in this award. Illustrative examples of such projects might be:

  • Designing materials in an area which lacks resources
  • Planning an educational radio series
  • Running a creative writing project with output that could be used in classes
  • Starting a drama or extensive reading group

What can you win?

One lucky winner will receive resources to support the first phase of your dream project. For the first six months you will receive a one-hour mentoring session with an ELT expert every month. Upon successful submission of an interim report, further resources of a value of up to £1000 will be provided to support future phases of the project, plus sponsorship to present your findings at an international conference.
This is your chance to:

  • Bring your project to life with the support of the international ELT community.
  • Bring people together in your community through learning languages.
  • Meet and learn from leading ELT experts and specialists.
  • Present your great work to other language teachers 

Simon Greenall

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

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

How do you enter?

First off, make sure you’ve read and understood the terms and conditions. Then just follow these 3 easy steps to get involved.

  1. Tell us why we should support your project
    Simply shoot a short, 90-second video that explains to us:
    How your project will bring people together through language learning and benefit your community?
    Once you’re happy with your video and you’ve saved it in an acceptable format you can send it to us as outlined below along with your entry form.
  2. Fill in the appropriate entry form
    Don’t worry – we won’t ask for much information and it will only take a couple of minutes. We just need to know a few details about you to ensure you meet competition entry requirements. 
    If you have a Google account use the Google Account User form. Fill it in and upload your video in the form.
    If you have a different account, download the Entry form for non-Google account users, fill it in, save it and send it with your video entry to one of the email addresses provided in the form and in point 3 below. 
  3. Submitting your video
  • If you have a Google Account you can attach your video to the entry form using the button provided.
    Alternatively you can:
  • Email your video to us at: or
  • Use a free of charge file transfer service like WeTransfer or any other similar service to send your video to:  

Please make sure that your entry for the competition includes your video and the completed form.


What else do you need to know?

There are Terms and Conditions attached to this competition. You must make sure you have read and understood them before you submit your entry. 

Don’t miss the deadline to submit your video and entry form. It must be with us by midnight on Tuesday 31st March 2020 to be considered for judging.

We’ll announce the winners on Friday 1st May 2020, so keep an eye on your inbox!

Do you have any more questions?

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