Award for Contribution to Professional Practice
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In a move to encourage and acknowledge professionalism within the Australian ELICOS sector, English Australia and Pearson jointly offer an annual award for professional practice in ELICOS. The Award for Contribution to Professional Practice is awarded to the person whose paper, accepted for and presented at the annual English Australia Conference, best meets the specified criteria.
The winner receives:
- a cheque for $1,500
- a ticket to the English Australia Conference Gala Awards dinner
- a certificate
- an engraved trophy
The winner will be profiled on the English Australia and Pearson websites and can use the English Australia Award Winner logo.
All finalists receive a Certificate of Nomination from English Australia.
The winner's paper and presentation will demonstrate that they have reflected on their practice as an ELICOS teacher and have identified a number of useful and practical solutions to a particular issue.
Criteria for the award are that the paper (max. 2500 words):
- provides practical support in teaching English language to international students within the context of Australian ELICOS;
- addresses the theme of the conference;
- is based on current TESOL theory and practice;
- is an original, previously unpublished work by the author.
A shortlist of up to four finalists is selected by the English Australia Conference Program Committee. The finalists' papers are evaluated by a panel of independent TESOL professionals.
2016 - Sandra Caon-Parsons & Paula Dimmell, English Language Centre, Professional & Continuing Education, The University of Adelaide
2015 - Jose Lara & Lesley Speer, Macquarie University English Language Centre, NSW
2014 - Vicki Bos, ICTE-UQ, QLD
2013 - Karen Benson, Julijana Stepanova & Amanda Eads - Strathfield College, NSW
2012 - Barbara Craig & Sandra Pitronaci - Macquarie University English Language Institute, NSW
2011 - Juliana Kendi - La Trobe Melbourne, VIC
2010 - Peter Copeman - University of Canberra, ACT
2009 - Ian Johnson - Griffith English Language Institute, QLD
2008 - Andrew Foley - South Australian College of English, SA
2007 - Denise Norton - Deakin University English Language Institute, VIC
Click here for details of past winners.
The Award is open to anyone employed by an organisation registered on CRICOS to deliver ELICOS.
Current members of the English Australia Board and employees of English Australia are not eligible, however staff working for colleges represented by English Australia Board members may apply.
Winners of other English Australia awards are welcome to apply for this award. Previous winners of this award are eligible to apply for this award however cannot nominate projects or initiatives that have already won an English Australia Award.
All finalists must be available to attend the awards dinner as guests of Pearson.
Submit abstract to English Australia Conference (2017 abstract submissions open in March 2017)
Abstract is accepted & presenters are invited to nominate for the Award (July/August)
Submit paper to English Australia (late August)
Shortlist is selected then winning paper is selected
Present paper at the English Australia Conference in Adelaide (20-22 September 2017)
Award is presented at the conference Gala Dinner (21 September 2017)
Those successfully submitting an abstract for the academic program of the 2017 English Australia Conference will be invited to submit a paper for consideration for the 2017 award.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org at English Australia.
English Australia would like to thank Pearson for its ongoing support of this Award.