2004 LLL Awards

The ERF takes pleasure in announcing the winners of the First Annual Language Learner Literature Award.

The announcement of these winners was made at the Japan Association for Language Teaching International Conference (JALT 2004) in Nara, Japan, on November 21st. In addition, presentations of certificates to the Award winners or their representatives are planned at other international teaching conferences over the next few months. In this the inaugural year, the Award was for books in print and copyrighted up to and including 2003. The four winning books were selected for their outstanding overall quality and likely enduring appeal. An international jury made the final choices, taking into account the Internet votes of students, teachers and others from around the world.


Young Learners

 
 
The Kindest Family. Retold by Krista Bell. Illustrated by Xiangyi Mo and Jingwen Wang. Thomson Learning: PM Plus Story Books Level 20.


Adolescents and Adults—Beginners

 
 
Jojo’s Story by Antoinette Moses. Illustrations by Jason Walker. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge English Readers, Level 2.


Adolescents and Adults—Intermediate

 
 
A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin. Retold by F.H. Cornish. Illustrated by Shirley Bellwood. Macmillan Education: Macmillan Guided Readers, Intermediate Level.


Adolescents and Adults—Advanced

 
 
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres. Retold by Mary Tomalin. Pearson Education: Penguin Readers, Level 6.

In addition to the winners, the following books were selected as the shortlisted “finalists” in each category:


Young Learners

 
 
Mtikazi’s Mistake by Nola Turkington. Illustrated by Lyn Gilbert. Macmillan Education: Reading Worlds, Imaginary World Level 5.
 
 
Three Billy-Goats. Retold by Sue Arengo. Illustrated by Caroline Anstey. Oxford University Press: Classic Tales Beginner 1.


Adolescents and Adults—Beginners

 
 
Sally’s Phone by Christine Lindop. Illustrated by Gavin Reece. Oxford University Press: Oxford Bookworms Starters.
 
 
The Phantom of the Opera by Jennifer Bassett. Illustrated by Martin Cottam. Oxford University Press: Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 1.


Adolescents and Adults—Intermediate

 
 
Opal Crazy by Rill Meehan. Artwork: Peter Mathieson. AMES Victoria. ( http://www.ames.net.au).
 
 
Staying Together by Judith Wilson. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge English Readers, Level 4.


Adolescents and Adults—Advanced

 
 
Cry Freedom by John Briley. Simplified by Rowena Akinyemi. Oxford University Press: Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6.
 
 
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Retold by Margaret Tarner. Illustrated by Anthony Colbert. Macmillan Education: Macmillan Guided Readers, Upper Level.

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