Academic Skills Series wins ELTon award

The Academic Skills Series has won the award for Innovation in Learner Resources at the British Council ELTons 2014!

Find out more about the award-winning Academic Skills Series 


Everyone here at Collins is absolutely delighted about the wonderful news. The ELTons trophy looks just fabulous on the shelves in the Collins offices, doesn’t it?

ELT Publishing Director Catherine Whitaker and Publishing Manager Celia Wigley accepted the award trophy at the British Council ceremony on Thursday, 23 May 2014. They thanked the eight fabulous authors and the wonderfully dedicated Collins ELT team. You can watch the award ceremony online (the acceptance speech is at 1 hour 25 minutes).

The ELTons judges say: “even native speakers could benefit from the kind of structured, systematic thinking taught in this entry.”

Publishing Director Catherine Whitaker says: “Collins Academic Skills Series recognises that EFL students who have achieved their dream of studying at an English-speaking university still need support to ensure they achieve academic success. I’m particularly pleased that this series has won the award because it demonstrates two qualities that we try to bring to all our publishing: student focus and authenticity. The ELTons judges’ comment recognises that we think hard about how a student who might be studying on their own will be able to use the materials. We ensure our materials are authentic in a variety of ways – in Lectures we used recordings of real lectures, in Group Work real interviews with students and lecturers on their experience of doing group work and in  ‘Research’ authentic reading texts and essays in different academic subjects.”

Read Publishing Director Catherine Whitaker’s blog entry announcing the award nomination

Full list of winners at ELTons 2014