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Recognition for leading ELT author at English Speaking Union Awards 2010

27 October 2010

Macmillan Education and Bell Educational Trust are delighted to announce that author, Jim Scrivener, has received the ‘Best Entry for Teachers’ at The English Speaking Union Awards (ESU) 2010 for his new book, Teaching English Grammar.

Jim Scrivener, Head of Teacher Development at Bell Educational Trust, was selected from a host of nominations to receive the English Speaking Union annual award, which celebrates innovation and good practice in the field of the English language and English language teaching.

Teaching effective grammar is one of the biggest challenges for any teacher, and Teaching English Grammar combines a clear, comprehensive grammar reference with practical teaching advice. The book was born out of the author’s experience as a teacher and practising teacher trainer, and the subsequent success reaffirms Jim Scrivener’s expertise and specialist knowledge of this area.

Will Kinsman, Group Director of Sales and Marketing, explains: “We’re proud of Jim’s achievement. In his role at Bell, Jim heads up Bell Teacher Campus where English language teachers worldwide benefit from his knowledge and experience in his capacity as teacher trainer and leading ELT authority. Many of the teachers follow Jim’s work closely and appreciate that his books reflect the expertise and specialist knowledge for which Bell is famous.” 

Teaching English Grammar received the prestigious award, which will be presented by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in November, after a widely respected judging panel recognised this title for its practical teaching content and usability in the classroom.

Macmillan Education’s Publishing Development Director responsible for the Methodology series, Helen Kidd, said: ‘‘We are delighted that Jim Scrivener adds yet another award to his repertoire of practical and accessible teaching materials. Teaching English Grammar combines the theory with the practice in what I’m sure will become a must have for all trainee teachers around the world.”

The full comments from the ESU judges will be posted on the English Speaking Union website shortly.

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Notes to Editors

The author of Teaching English Grammar is Jim Scrivener, an experienced teacher and author; based in the UK, he is currently Head of Teacher Development at Bell Educational Trust and heads up Bell Teacher Campus.

The widely respected HRH the Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award was founded in the 1970s to recognise innovation and good practice in the field of the English language and English language teaching.

Teaching English Grammar is the latest addition to the hugely popular Macmillan Books for Teachers series. Jim Scrivener’s publication Learning Teaching, first published in 1994, is a seminal text on teacher training courses worldwide. It won the ARELS Frank Bell Prize in 1995.

Teaching English Grammar: www.macmillanenglish.com

English Speaking Union: www.esu.org

 

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Jim Scrivener receiving his award from Prince Philip Jim Scrivener receiving his award from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh for his new book, Teaching English Grammar, at The English Speaking Union Awards (ESU) 2010.
Image taken by Roland Kemp.