I’m proud to announce that my book Speaking Games (2014, Delta Publishing) has been shortlisted for the English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh Award for Resources for Teachers, one of four titles in its category. This prestigious award celebrates innovation and good practice in English language teaching. This year the judges were looking in particular for materials that focussed on oracy skills, something that I hope Speaking Games does pretty well!
In its category it’s up against two other titles from Delta Publishing and one from Cambridge University Press. After winning an ELTON in June this year for another of my books ‘Teaching English in Africa’, it would be rather greedy of me to hope to win again, but it’s very nice to be shortlisted nonetheless!
My passion for games and play, as expressed through the book, was the subject of this webinar for Delta Publishing ‘Speaking Games: Learning to Play’, and this article for English Teaching Professional.
Many thanks to all that worked on or helped with the title, and thanks to the many positive reviews it has received so far. See here for the review in English Teaching Professional and here for the IATEFL Voices review.