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9 December 2016 /

Cambridge Teacher Development wins English Speaking Union Award for the fourth year running

For the fourth year in succession, Cambridge University Press’s Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers Series has won the prestigious English-Speaking Union (ESU) Award on the category of Teacher Resources.

The awards ceremony was hosted on Monday 28 November by the ESU at Dartmouth House, their headquarters, in Mayfair, London. For the authors Ben Goldstein and Paul Driver, this was their first ESU win, although they were shortlisted for the ELTon Award and the Ben Warren Prize for this book earlier in the year. But, for Series Editor Scott Thornbury and Publisher Karen Momber this was the fourth consecutive win, having already picked up the English-Speaking-Union Award for Classroom Management Techniques 2013, Language Learning with Technology 2014 and Translation and Own Language Activities 2015.

 The ESU Award recognises advances in the field of English language teaching resources, focusing on materials which develop speaking skills.

In awarding the prize, the judges described the book as: “an excellent handbook for practising teachers who have long struggled with incorporating technology in the classroom in a very accessible way.”

Series Editor Scott Thornbury commented, “It’s truly gratifying that this excellent series, with such a long history of seminal titles, has received recognition from such a prestigious body four years running. It’s testimony to the high standards of methodology publishing that Cambridge University Press is committed to.”


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About ESU

The ESU brings together and empowers people of different languages and cultures. We work principally with young people in the UK and internationally, helping them to gain the skills and confidence in communications to reach their full potential. Worldwide, our members and alumni engage in dialogue and the exchange of ideas and opinions using English as a common language.


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