Enter the Pearson ELT Teacher Award now!

The Pearson ELT Teacher Award aims to celebrate excellence in English Language Teaching.

Six lucky winners will receive a trip to IATEFL or TESOL in 2018. You have two chances to win: either through our professional judging, or by gaining the most public votes in the competition.

To enter, simply submit a video of yourself describing how you measure progress in English, and what you think is the best thing about being an English language teacher.

Entries close on December 31st, 2017.

How it works

  1. Film a video of yourself* answering two questions (in two minutes or less)
    1. How do you know when students are making progress in English?
    2. What’s the best thing about being an English teacher?
  2. Upload your video to YouTube. We recommend uploading your video as private or unlisted.
  3. Submit your details and a link to your video online by December 31st, 2017.

*Please ensure you only film yourself responding to the question. Unfortunately we cannot accept entries showing images of students in class.

Top tips for entrants

Want to make your entry standout? View our top tips for capturing the perfect video, with just a phone or a lap-top to get you started.

Download our entry checklist to make sure you have completed everything you need, and view our instructions for creating a private YouTube video to get started.

First Prize

A winner from each region will win a paid trip to the 2018 IATEFL or TESOL conference to learn, share and talk with other ELT teachers.

First prize

People's Choice

After submissions close, anyone can vote for their favorite entry. The entrant with the highest number of votes will also receive a trip to IATEFL or TESOL.

Win a Pearson certificate

Dates to remember

  • 31st December, 2017 - Closing date
  • 8th January, 2018 - People’s Choice voting begins
  • 24th January, 2018 - People’s Choice voting ends
  • 24th January, 2018 - Judging complete
  • 25th January, 2018 - Award winners announced
  • March and April, 2018 - TESOL & IATEFL conferences
pearson teacher award 2018

It was a very unexpected and pleasant surprise that such a huge community of fellow teachers was recognizing my achievement together with Pearson. Having the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend IATEFL was a fantastic experience above my expectations. I had the chance to spend time with the winners from South America and Asia which was a lot of fun.

- Gabriela Cambiasso, 2017 ELT Teacher Award winner

View last year's entries

The 2017 Pearson ELT Teacher Award was the first of its kind run by Pearson ELT.

Over 1,300 teachers entered the competition from all over the world, while over 34,000 people voted for their favorite entry.

Instructions for submitting a private video

  • Go to your Video Manager
  • Find your video entry, then click Edit
  • Under the "Privacy Settings" drop-down menu, click Share
  • Add this email address: pearsoneltvideos@gmail.com
  • Click Save changes and share the link in your entry form