Continuing a sensational week for Collins ELT – which began with the Collins Business English: Listening app winning the prestigious David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English and ESP – Collins First English Words by Karen Jamieson has been awarded the Best Entry for Young Readers at The English-Speaking Union‘s 2012 English Language Awards.
Described by the judges as “a book that will be read over and over again”, Collins First English Words is a picture dictionary for young learners of English. It is full of relevant everyday vocabulary, alongside engaging illustrations, fun activities as well as a CD with lovely songs to capture the imagination. Interested in finding out more? You can look at a sample spread and listen to one of the songs here.
The title is available internationally from bookstores and online, and it retails for £11.99 (PB+CD).
We are incredibly pleased about this award, and would like to thank author Karen Jamieson, Publishing Director Elaine Higgleton, songwriter Iskra Anguelova, and Lucy Cooper, Kerry Ferguson and Lisa Sutherland from our Glasgow-based editorial team for creating a truly fantastic and engaging book that many children will enjoy. The delighted team received the award at the House of Lords on 12th February 2013, in a ceremony hosted by Lord Alan Watson, and followed by the inaugural English Language Council Lecture by David Crystal OBE at the international headquarters of The English-Speaking Union in Mayfair.