Scholarship winners revealed!

04 February 2016

On Valentine’s Day 2015 we launched a global competition to discover and reward some of the ELT world’s finest teaching talent.

We invited teachers working in any setting or sector to apply for the chance to win a 2-week training course in the UK by submitting evidence of a successful classroom project that they had led which had made a significant impact on their students’ learning.

We know our teachers are passionate and talented, so we anticipated the hundreds of high-quality entries we received, but we were not prepared for just how difficult it would be to select our winners!

Our judging panel included Macmillan Education author Steve Taylor-Knowles and Senior Trainers at NILE (Norwich Institute of Language Education) where our prize-winners will attend their training courses.

Of the judging process, Tom Sarney at NILE said:

“We found it so difficult to select only 5 winners because of the remarkable levels of creativity and innovation by all teachers on the shortlist. We were especially impressed with entries which showcased highly creative approaches to teaching with very few resources and we got a real sense of excitement to see what was going on in classrooms around the world. Really inspirational.”

After careful consideration, we are thrilled to announce that the five winners of the Macmillan Education Teachers at the Heart Scholarship are:

Walid Chaafi
Emtiez Prep. School, Tunisia

Cares Diaz Farré
Escola Ramon Llull, Spain

Sirhajwan Idek
Keningau Vocational College, Malaysia

Ksenia Immel
British Club Language School, Russia

Anastaisa Reva
State School “Spring Voices”, Russia

Not only did these five talented teachers present outstanding examples and evidence of success, they also embody the spirit of our ‘Teachers at the Heart’ message.

We’ll be sharing details of our winners’ stories and projects in the months to come, until then, please join us in congratulating them on their success!

You can read more about the competition entry criteria and read the Terms & Conditions here.


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