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.
New Monthly Winner
As determined by our panel of judges, the winner of the English is GREAT Teacher Award for July 2018 was Ms. Fu Maoyu from Chongqing.
The judging panel which comprised of leading experts from the British Council’s English in Education Systems (EES) team offered their analysis of Ms. Fu and her performance:
“An activity which is so effective in its simplicity. It uses the course book as a platform (and hence language points from the syllabus can easily be incorporated into the stories) but the driving force of the task is the learners themselves and their creativity. As Fu Maoyu says, it is an activity 'of surprise, full of life and energy' because the learners are at the heart of the task. It is adaptable for a variety of age groups and proficiency levels, and has that one great aspect desired of all time-pressured teachers - very little preparation time. ”