The English is GREAT Teacher Award is the first major initiative of the year-long English is GREAT campaign, which was announced during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s official visit to China in January 2018. This Award will not only honour the most engaging Chinese teachers of English, but will also serve as a means for all teachers to share best practice in encouraging greater speaking proficiency among their students and to understand new and innovative teaching approaches.
The English is GREAT Teacher Award has been sponsored by UYoung and International House London; and is also supported my media partners China Daily and 21 Century English Education Media.
First Monthly Winner
As determined by our panel of judges, the winner of the first English is GREAT Teacher Award for May 2018 was Ms. HU Conghui from Guangdong Province.
The judging panel which comprised of leading experts from the British Council’s English in Education Systems (EES) team offered their analysis of Ms. HU and her performance:
“Ms. HU did a terrific job of making the activity as practical and scalable as possible. It was easy to set up in a classroom environment and adaptable to a variety of different language points with different ages of student, from children to adults and at varied levels of spoken English proficiency. It enabled students with the freedom to use a wider range of language and encouraged high levels of spoken interaction. It therefore not only met but exceeded our assessment criteria and was a worthy winner of May’s English is GREAT Teacher Award.”
Please click here to view the winng task from Ms. Hu.