Author Archives: Syke A.K.

My Scholarship Story- Waiting Means More!

Sergio Durand Winning and postponing “Good things happen sometimes”, people say. They happen when you try, but they also happen when you have to wait. Let me explain this. I was extremely delighted when I learnt I had won the … Continue reading

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Reserved Seats and Lonely Coffee Breaks

Mojca Belak For most members connecting to like-minded professionals and being part of an English teaching community are the two main reasons to join IATEFL. All this is great, and works in a lot of cases. However, meeting new people … Continue reading

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A few Reflections on Working with Traumatised Teachers

Christopher Graham     In the ELT community, we’ve created a reasonably effective teacher training structure. The CELTA and Trinity certificates are good introductions and set people on the right track for their first years in the classroom, while the … Continue reading

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IATEFL and its environmental impact: how are we doing?

Jon Burton, IATEFL Chief Executive    The impact that we make on the environment has become, rightly, an increasingly important topic of discussion for us all. Whilst we all clearly have a personal responsibility to make a difference in what … Continue reading

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Every student is different! Every day is different! That is what makes it fantastic…

Featured member interview with Emma Sarah Muse Where do you currently work and what is your job role?I currently work for Centro Servizi Interculturali, a private language school in Italy. I am a young, resourceful and energetic English teacher. What … Continue reading

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IATEFL Associates’ Day 2019: A True Example of Synergy

             Every year teacher associations from around the world get together to share experiences, discuss common interests and challenges, and collectively plan different initiatives to take back home and implement considering our varied contexts, as it is an established tradition … Continue reading

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IATEFL 2019 :New Horizons & New Perspectives

Andreza Lago   After nine years since my last IATEFL conference in Harrogate, I was glad to see that many changes have happened in the Conference. New SIGS have been set up, new scholarships have been offered and even online … Continue reading

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Group Cohesiveness and Engagement in Mobile Learning Environments

Raquel Ribeiro dos Santos                     A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a system for delivering learning materials to students via the web or apps. My main focus here includes student collaboration … Continue reading

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Creating an effective worksheet: the 2 golden rules of reflection

Adam John Simpson There are so many things to consider when making our own materials for our classes. The physical appearance of our material is important, as are our instructions. What’s more, we should also think about the importance of … Continue reading

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Q&A on David Heathfield’s Webinar on Storytelling

Prepared by Mojca Belak (Chair,Membership & Marketing Committee) On 1 December 2018 David Heathfield presented a webinar on storytelling entitled “Bringing the world’s winter folk tales alive in your students’ imagination.” In it David demonstrated how oral storytelling can bring … Continue reading

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