02 Jul 2014

IH London trustee wins ELT writing award

Gavin Dudeney collected the Society of Authors British Council Award for ELT Writing on behalf of himself, Nicky Hockly and Mark Pegrum on the 26 June 2014.

Writer and broadcaster A.L. Kennedy presented the British Council Award for ELT Writing, which recognises outstanding contribution by an English Language Teaching author, to Gavin and his co-authors for their book Digital Literacies  (Routledge).

The book examines how our communication landscape has shifted dramatically in a few short years, and why it is more crucial than ever for language teaching to encompass a wide variety of literacies which go well beyond traditional print literacy. Digital Literacies explains how to address digital literacy in the ELT classrooms.

Supporting ELT professionals

Talking about the award Gavin said: “I was delighted to pick up the award on behalf of myself and my co-authors Nicky Hockly and Mark Pegrum. There are few celebrations in our profession, so it's always a pleasure to see the work of ELT professionals being valued and rewarded, and we're honoured to join previous winners Jeremy Harmer and Michael Swan, and grateful to the British Council for its continued sponsorship of awards such as these.”

Gavin Dudeney has worked in education since 1988, as a teacher, materials developer, IT manager and web/user interface designer. He was appointed to the board of the International House Trust in November 2013.

IH Trust CEO, Steve Brent, said: “We’re thrilled Gavin has won this ELT award. His digital expertise and practical know how are a great asset to our organisation and it’s great to see this publicly acknowledged in the wider ELT community”.

  Gavin Dudeney collecting ELT writing award










Gavin Dudeney presented with the British Council Award for ELT Writing from A.L. Kennedy. Photo  ©Victoria Boobyer 2014

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