2019 Pearson English Global Teacher Award

The annual Pearson English Global Teacher Award is now open for entries!

Share your story for a chance to win a trip to IATEFL (UK) or TESOL (US).

Each year the Teacher Award competition aims to celebrate the very best of ELT.

We want to find the teachers who are constantly improving the lives of their students and demonstrating their passion for teaching.

Winners are chosen from five different regions - Africa & the Middle East, South America, North & Central America, Europe & Central Asia, Asia & Oceania.

How to enter

5 easy steps:

  1. Plan what you’ll say
  2. Film a short video of yourself telling your story (3 mins max) with only you in the video
  3. Create a private YouTube or Yuku account
  4. Upload your video as unlisted to your private YouTube or Yuku account
  5. Submit your entry via the form on the entry page

Share your story

In your video we want you to tell us:

How do you inspire your students to dare to learn?

What are your greatest achievements in transforming your students in their English language journey?

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First prize

A winner from each region will win an all-expenses paid trip to the IATEFL or TESOL conference in 2019 to learn, share and talk with other ELT teachers.

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Meet last year's winners!

See their winning entries and find out who inspires them.

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Meet the judges!

Find out who they are and what they're looking for.

Learn more

How it works

5th October, 2018: Entries open
Entries open for our global teacher award, to celebrate World Teacher Day.

4th January, 2019: Entries close 00:00 GMT. 
This is the last date for you to submit your entry for the award.

21st-24th January, 2019: Judges' selection
A panel of judges, including authors and previous winners, decide on a winner from each region.

25th January, 2019: Winners announced
Don't miss our announcement of the winners!

March and April 2019: IATEFL & TESOL
Our five winners will fly to IATEFL or TESOL to be immersed in the world of ELT teaching.

Video filming tips

For more tips visit our YouTube channel.

Hear from last year's winners

When I got the contest result I cried, I shouted. I can't explain how I felt.


- Leila Jauch, 2018 Pearson English Teacher Award winner for South America

It was one of the most memorable moments of my life.


- Angel Gaytan, 2018 Pearson English Teacher Award winner for North & Central America

I had tears in my eyes - an unforgettable moment for me.


- Ghazal Parsa, 2018 Pearson English Teacher Award winner for Africa & the Middle East