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Coventry City of Languages Award Winners 2021

Nominations were invited for a number of awards which celebrate language users, learners and teachers in Coventry, and prizes were awarded at a ceremony on October 8th 2021.

Here is a downloadable list of all awards: these ranged from 'Community Language Champion of the Year' for someone who makes use of their language skills in order to benefit and help their local community to the 'Language Lifetime Achievement Award', recognising an individual who has made an important contribution throughout their lifetime and/or career to promoting and/or teaching another language or languages. There were awards for all ages and types of language learner and teacher, as well as for community and business users of languages.

Winners:

Community Language Champion of the Year – Anna Parker

  • Awarded to someone who makes use of their language skills in order to benefit and help their local community.

Community Language Teacher of the Year – Senanin Slimić

  • Awarded to an inspirational teacher who teaches their community or heritage language.  This could be someone who teaches children or adults, from a range of settings including supplementary schools and the voluntary sector

Primary Language Learner of the Year – Isaac Siddiqui

  • Awarded to a child of primary school age who has shown exceptional progress, resilience or determination in learning a foreign language, or who is an inspiration to others

Primary MFL Teacher of the Year – Sue O'Malley

  • Awarded to a Primary school teacher who is inspirational when teaching languages.

Secondary Language Learner of the Year – Sadie Aspinall

  • Awarded to a student in Years 7–13 who has shown exceptional progress, resilience or determination in learning a foreign language, or who is an inspiration to others.

Secondary MFL Teacher of the Year  – Amélie Goodacre

  • Awarded to a Secondary school teacher who is inspirational when teaching languages.

Adult MFL Learner of the Year – Tina Stevens

  • Awarded to someone aged 18+ who is learning a foreign language and showing exceptional progress or resilience.

ESOL Learner of the Year – Barbara Altmann Ferreira de Moraes

  • Awarded to someone learning English as an additional language and showing exceptional progress, resilience and determination, or is an inspiration to others.

The CAIF ESOL Teacher of the Year – Farida Butt

  • Awarded to an ESOL teacher who has inspired their students.

The British Council International Award – Howes Primary School

  • Presented by the British Council to a school that shows outstanding commitment to forging international links to impact the learning of languages, culture and the wider curriculum across the school.

Trainee Language Teacher of the Year (MFL, Community or ESOL) – Humerakhatun Alvi

  • Awarded to a trainee language teacher who shows exceptional talent and inspires their students.

Inspirational University Language Student of the Year – Hajar Haj Mohand

  • Awarded to a university student, studying a language as a major or subsidiary subject, who has inspired their tutors or peers through their talent, resilience or overcoming barriers to succeed.

The Comtec Business Award – Rob Mannion, RDF Digital

  • Awarded to a local business which recognises the importance of language skills and develops their employees’ language skills or rewards language skills in some way.

Triumph Trust Young Interpreter of the Year Award – Ria Gill & Tania Adelyar, Finham Park School

  • Awarded to a young person under the age of 18 who acts as an interpreter for others in their community.  This could be for a friend, a parent, a sibling, teachers in school or other people in the local community.

Language Lifetime Achievement Award – Rebecca Bollands

  • Awarded to an individual who has made an important contribution throughout their lifetime and / or career to promoting and / or teaching another language or languages