The 2019 EF Excellence Award in Language Teaching (Fully Funded to EF Global Summit in New York,USA)

Application Deadline:May 1st 2019

The EF Excellence Award in Language Teaching recognizes outstanding language teachers from around the world.

The theme for the EF Excellence Award in Language Teaching is “Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding Through Language Learning.” All full-time language teachers are eligible to apply for the award, regardless of the language or the level that they teach. The application asks teachers to describe learning activities or experiences that they have designed to promote cross-cultural understanding among their students.

These learning activities could be in-class activities, after-school projects, school clubs, or immersive learning experiences (e.g., pen pals, study travel, and exchange students). Selections will be based on the quality and creativity of teachers’ language learning activities and the extent to which these activities promote cross-cultural understanding.


Entry is free and open to residents of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Rumania, United States, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Portugal, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela who are full-time language teachers aged 18 years or over.


Global Summit

Winners of the EF Excellence Award in Language Teaching will be invited to New York City for a Global Summit. EF will fully fund winners’ transportation and summit costs.

EF Education First will cover the costs of the winners’ roundtrip flight, local transportation, three nights’ accommodation on an EF Campus, meals, and visits mentioned in the program.

How to enter

To enter go to and fill out the application form, which will as you about your education background, why you became a teacher, and how you promote cross-cultural understanding in your language classroom. You don’t have to buy anything to enter.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 EF Excellence Award in Language Teaching


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