'Learn English by Cooking' programme shortlisted for British Council award

‘Learn English by Cooking' , an English language programme developed by Bell Poznan, Poland was shortlisted for a British Council annual 'ELTon' award in the international category. Now in their seventh year, the ELTons are designed to celebrate the innovation, creativity and impact of the ELT industry in the UK and across the globe.

‘Learn English by Cooking' was described by the judges as "....a lot of fun [with] real English and real learners using it in a context very different from the normal EFL classroom..."

By attending monthly classes on this innovative programme, students learn how to describe the cooking process, understand the recipes, name the tools and ingredients and use suitable vocabulary in discussing the cooking process with other students. Classes are filmed and then edited to DVD, allowing students to revise the whole process and practise English by watching the film and listening to it again at their leisure.

Bell Centres around the world are no strangers to the ELTons spotlight, with Bell Krakow, Poland shortlisted in 2007 for their popular 'Lippy & Messy' series of TV programmes.

Although narrowly losing out on the night, it’s a great example of innovation and creativity within the Bell network.


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Notes to Editors

About Bell

Bell is a leading educational charity and one of the largest British-owned providers of English language education services. Each year, Bell helps over 100,000 students, from more than 120 countries through one of its 37 worldwide teaching centres and e-channels, primarily to learn English and other languages. Bell operates 9 centres in the UK, including a boarding school for international students.

The organisation also provides teacher training, educational management, consultancy and project services to international organisations, universities and governments.

Bell Poznan is one of seven centres in Poland. Find our more about our worldwide centres at


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Kasia Lisiewicz, Managing Director of Bell Poznan enjoying the evening (pictured left)

David Pottinger, Bell's Chief Executive (left) in conversation with the Chairman of the British Council, Lord Kinnock