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September 14, 2011

CUP wins big at at 2011 Language Learner Literature Awards for graded readers


Richard Day, Chair of the Extensive Reading Foundation (center) helps Tomomi Katsuki and Hajime Shishido of CUP show off their awards.

The winners of the Extensive Reading Foundation’s 2011 Language Learner Literature Awards (LLLAwards) were announced at the Extensive Reading World Congress in Kyoto, Sept. 4-5. The winners were:

Aladdin | Macmillan Education (Young learners)
Just So Stories | Black Cat (Adults and Adolescents: Beginners)
A Little Trouble in Dublin | Cambridge University Press (Adults and Adolescents: Elementary)
The Everest Story | Oxford University Press (Adults and Adolescents: Intermediate)
Dragon’s Eggs | Cambridge University Press (Adults and Adolescents: Upper Intermediate & Advanced)

Cambridge University Press had cause to celebrate this year, taking home four awards – two Winners and two additional Finalists. They were followed by Oxford University Press with three awards in total. Black Cat and ILTS both had two awards. Pearson Longman/ Penguin Readers, Helbling, and Scholastic each received a single award.

For more on the books that won, including judges and student comments, visit the Extensive Reading Foundation's website.

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The LLLAwards are give each year by the Extensive Reading Foundation. Publishers from around the world nominated their best books from the previous year. The nominees are judged by an international jury. Up to three finalists are decided in each category. The finalists are announced in April. Teachers and students can read the books and vote online as well as make comments. That voting and those comments are considered by the judges who determine the winners and finalists.

See also:
The Extensive Reading Foundation
ER World Congress overwhelming success

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