ELTons nomination for Teaching Spelling

Fantastic news! My book Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners has been nominated for an ELTon for Innovation in Teacher Resources.

If you are an English language teacher you may know (or may not) what that means. The ELTons are awards from the British Council and well ...  this is what the British Council say ...

"The ELTons, sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). They reward educational resources that help English language learners and teachers to achieve their goals."

I'm so happy, proud and honoured that my self-published work is up there with the big guys. Full list of nominees here.
Really tough competition! The winners will be announced at the Oscars, sorry, I mean ELTons, ceremony in London on 22 May 2013. 

Special offer - 40% (or more if you hurry) discount
To celebrate, I'm reducing the price of Teaching Spelling until 22 April 2013. Only £11.10 (+ p and p) per book. Save £8.50 on RRP. But if you buy it before the end of 31 March you get an extra 20% off with the coupon code VERNUM. Only available when you buy from Lulu.com. Spread the word - bankrupt me!


Win a free copy of *Teaching Spelling* for World Spelling Day

British Council Award
for ELT Writing -
Special Commendation 2012

(RRP £18.50,
but available for
£12.99 here)
 It's World Spelling Day! 
(Wednesday 6th March 2013)

To celebrate I'm giving away three FREE copies of my award-winning book Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners. To win one, email me and persuade me why I should send you one. I'll be giving away a book each (including postage to anywhere in the world) to the three people who send the most persuasive answers. But hurry - entries must be received by email before midnight!

A few rules:
  • Emails to be sent to johanna.stirling@gmail.com with 'WSD' in subject line.
  • Emails must be received by 23.59 GMT on Wednesday 6th March 2013
  • Emails must say in 25 words or less why you need / deserve / want the book. Also give your name and street address (sorry, books can't be sent to PO Boxes)
  • Only one entry per person or organisation
  • The author's decision is final.
  • List of winners and their entries may be published on The Spelling Blog.
Please pass the word around ...

Good luck!