The Chartered Institute of Linguists invites nominations for the 2018 winner of the Threlford Cup – the prestigious award for inspiration and originality in language teaching and learning. The Cup is awarded annually to an individual, organisation or project that has made an outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of languages.

Ideal candidates might be, for instance, a teacher who has inspired their students, a business or organisation that has led a project, or someone who has worked within a local community to keep alive a heritage language and culture.

The award has attracted a variety of outstanding winners, most recently presented to Professor Claire Gorrora of Cardiff University for the Welsh-Government funded student mentoring project.

Other winners from recent years include: Sally Fagan of Business Language Champions for her work with secondary school students, showing how languages can open up exciting career opportunities; Higher Education projects such as the European Master’s in Translation scheme, and the business initiative Global Graduates, a website for language students preparing for their year abroad.

Nominations are freely open to all, so please download the Nomination Form and return it to comms@ciol.org.uk by Friday 15 June 2018 if you know of someone who has gone the extra mile to encourage others to learn a language.

The Cup will be presented at an Awards Evening in central London in November, when the highest achievements in the IoL Educational Trust’s professional language exams are recognised.