Both titles have been selected as finalists by a panel of experts from among 110 international products, publications and services as meeting the stringent criteria for innovation and practical application.

ELTons 2018 innovation in teacher resources logoTeaching Grammar: From Rules to Reasons by Danny Norrington-Davies is shortlisted in the innovation in teacher resources category.

The book outlines an alternative approach to teaching grammar in the language classroom. It explores what speakers and writers of English do with grammar, and how language students can be guided to discover what they mean.

Comprised of lesson materials, systematic lesson procedures, and discovery techniques, Teaching Grammar: From Rules to Reasons explores replication activities that can be incorporated into a syllabus and used as demonstration lessons. It aims to help teachers to develop their knowledge of grammar, provide a source of grammar lessons and instigate new ways of planning and organising lessons.

Read an interview with author Danny Norrington-Davies
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Shortlisted in the innovation in learner resources category, English for Health and Social Care Workers by Ros Wright and Richard Cresswell is a practical guide for people working in health and social care who don’t speak English as their first language.

ELTons 2018 innovation in learner resources logoThis self-study guide enables health and social care workers to improve their spoken communication, vocabulary, grammar and report writing skills and to deliver the appropriate levels of care. Health and social care workers will gain a better working knowledge of medical terms, different medications and equipment, terms used by people using their services, and policies and procedures used in the care environment.

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Winners of the 16th British Council ELTons Awards for Innovation in English Language Teaching will be announced at the award ceremony in central London on Monday 18 June 2018. Find out more or watch the live webcast at