PRESS RELEASE Jan 16th 2020


Simon Greenall Award


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: This is the basis for an award in Simon’s memory, sponsored by three partners, Macmillan Education, International House World Organisation and International House London, with whom Simon was deeply connected.


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


The prize aims to help and support the project, and includes publicity, mentoring, funding and speaking about it at an international conference. The precise mix will depend on the nature and needs of the project.


To enter the competition visit the dedicated web page to complete the application form and upload a video saying how your project brings people together through learning English. Initial contact:


The purpose of the Award is to enable an outstanding local project to run, or an existing project to become sustainable.


Dates: Feb 2020: Submit your application

March 2020: The three finalists present their projects to a panel

April 2020: The winner will be announced


Contact: For website details and all further information please contact the Simon Greenall Award at


60 second videos on media announcing the Award:


Sept 2019

Nov 2020

Jan 2020

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