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Q & A from Margit Szesztay’s webinar on Tapping into the creative potential of groups

On 2nd June 2018, Margit Szesztay presented the following IATEFL webinar: Tapping into the creative potential of groups In this webinar, Margit Szesztay will explain her fascination with the potential of groups, large and small, and her exploration into how to … Continue reading

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Teaching listening at IATEFL 2018 (Svetlana Bogolepova)

A multitude of topics were discussed at the IATEFL 2018 conference. Teaching listening was one of them, the talks on which are going to be summarised in this post. I am extremely grateful to Cambridge Assessment English for giving me an … Continue reading

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Like winning the lottery (Stephen Dodd)

I won the Teacher Development Scholarship Award which was a great surprise! I decided to apply for it as I had never been able to attend the main IATEFL conference but had had a taste of previous smaller conferences and … Continue reading

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My Brighton experience – reflections on a scholarship (Julia Alivertis)

What encouraged me to attend the IATEFL Conference this year was a combination of things: last years’ experience in Glasgow, an idea for a joint presentation that became a labour of love, dedication to our profession and the instinct for … Continue reading

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What does IATEFL really stand for? (Anastasia Khodakova)

Part 1: The road to the conference I’ve had a passion for English since I saw my first word of it – surprisingly enough, it was ‘pillow’ on the poster of some children’s magazine. I swallowed every English book I … Continue reading

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Hooked on IATEFL (Belén Albarracín)

Juggling motherhood and professional career: why IATEFL means so much to me It’s funny the way things turn out. If you had asked me a year ago where I was going to be in April this year, the image that … Continue reading

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F-L-I-P your low-tech classroom (Saima Abedi)

Working as an ESL and EFL teacher for last 15 years, I am determined to contribute to educational reform. To learn more and more, develop ELT material, train teachers, carry out action research and participate in conferences nationally and internationally … Continue reading

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Sirhajwan Idek and the wonder of IATEFL: Celebrities, concerts & comrades (Sirhajwan Idek)

I remember telling someone that I wanted to attend and present at IATEFL two years ago when I first visited the UK. I was attending a two-week summer course in Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE) as a prize for … Continue reading

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Q&A from Elizabeth Bekes and Marcela Carrasco’s webinar on International English and its Implications for Teaching and Learning

On 3rd February 2018 Elizabeth Bekes and Marcela Carrasco presented the following IATEFL webinar: International English and its Implications for Teaching and Learning English is the world’s second language: for many teachers it is their native tongue, for a lot … Continue reading

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Things can always get better – teaching associations change lives (Božica Šarić-Cvjetković)

I live in a small town in Serbia and I’ve been teaching English as a foreign language to young learners for more than ten years. I still teach in the same school where I first got the job, in a … Continue reading

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