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Film English Wins ESU Award

Posted on December 19, 2014 by kierandonaghy


Film English has won the Runner-up prize in the English-Speaking Union President’s Award which recognises the widespread and successful use of technology to enhance English teaching and learning worldwide. It is presented for innovation and good design in the use of technology, for the teaching, learning and advancement of English as a first, second, or foreign language.

The judging panels are comprised of publishing, English language teaching, and design specialists.  This is what the judges said about Film English:

Film English is brilliantly designed and makes excellent use of the opportunities provided by the internet today. Its films are very current and the fact that these can be continuously updated is a useful feature. It is instant, readable and engaging, with highly accessible lesson plans.”

The award ceremony will take place in central London, previous venues have included Buckingham Palace and the House of Lords, in February.

Thank you for your support over the years.


60 thoughts on “Film English Wins ESU Award

  1. Congratulations!
    Thanks for helping us motivating our students to learn a foreign language.
    All the best,
    from Lousã, Portugal

  2. Congratulations – you deserve it. Your site is brilliant for teaching and for learning a perfect win-win situation. Thank you for making the material available to us.

  3. Congratulations, Kieran! Your website is truly a labor of love and it’s wonderful to see it recognized this way.
    Thank you for sharing your work with teachers all over the world. Your lesson plans are inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining. My students and I really appreciate them.
    With thanks,
    Cristina (Uruguay)

    • Hi Cristina,
      Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I’m very happy that both you and your students enjoy using Film English so much.
      All the best,

  4. Excellent news! Congratulations and keep up the good work! Wish Film English a happy holiday season!

  5. Congratulations for your award. Your lesson plans and your suggestions have helped me a great deal since I discovered your site. Thank you for everything!

  6. Congratulations Kieran! I am helping spread the news of your great website in Quebec Canada through my own new site:

    Keep up the great work. We appreciate it. Glad to see that you are getting the recognition you so deserve.


    • Hi Paul,
      Thanks very much for the kind words and for spreading the word in Quebac. Thank you too for calling Film English “the coolest website in ESL”. Much appreciated 🙂
      All the best,

  7. Congratulations for the prize! I like your passion for making such great materials! I use them here in Xalapa, Mexico and my students find it very interesting. Keep on doing an awesome work.

  8. Congratulations!! We are lucky to have so useful tool for our classes. Thank u so much. Keep it up!!

  9. That’s great news Kieran. I’ve used your material for flipping and the students really enjoy the material. Well done!!

  10. Congratulations on your hard work and for being recognized for the quality, innovation, and inspiration your site provides.

    Cheers and happy holidays,

  11. Congratulations!Your great job has been rewarded!You’ve done a lot to help us make English classes not boring but thought-provoking and interesting. Thanks! I’m always looking forward to your new posts.
    With best wishes,

    • Hi Alyona,
      Thanks very much for your kind words and support. I’m really happy that your students have found the lessons thought-provoking and interesting.
      All the best,

  12. Congratulations! I owe Film English and its videos & interesting lessons plans many meaningful teaching-learning moments which I will always treasure and which are truly motivating. Thank you and keep up the excellent work!

  13. Well-deserved recognition for your great work. As a busy teacher, I truly value your amazing lesson plans you creative blending of learning tasks with online videos. Keep up the great work!

    • Hi Anne,
      Thanks very much for the kind words. It would have been nice to get the main prize, but I can’t be too greedy, and it’s very difficult to compete against the big publishers and their products. being runner-up is great too! 🙂
      All the best,

  14. Well done. You truly deserve such recognition. Have a happy Christmas and a productive New Year.