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ELT events and the gender balance of speakers (Tessa Woodward)

Been to an ELT event lately? Lots of women teachers there? Quite a few women presenting workshops too? Great! How about the plenary speakers? One woman and four men, you say. Hmmm. That’s a pity! Why is gender balance at … Continue reading

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Helping to ensure a safe and positive community (Jon Burton)

One of the greatest strengths of IATEFL has always been its nature as ‘a big family’ with members supporting each other, sharing ideas and discussing the topics of the day. But how do we support and protect this in the … Continue reading

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The IATEFL Presidency and Vice Presidency (Marjorie Rosenberg)

Now that I am a Past President of IATEFL and finishing my term as a Trustee as Vice President, it seemed like a good time for a blogpost on how all this works. There are eight members on the Board … Continue reading

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From Checklist to Reality Check: The Never-ending Nature of Professional Development (Wiktoria Parysek)

Last year, after completing the input portion of my CertIBET with Helen Strong (IATEFL BESIG’s Events Coordinator) I made an action plan for my future as an English instructor. If you’re a CELTA graduate or have completed any kind of … Continue reading

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GISIG and me. And you! (Gergő Fekete)

G I S I G. 5 letters, 12 committee members, 162 members, and a lot of enthusiastic followers. Even though our Global Issues SIG is considered small among IATEFL’s SIGs, we are very proud of what we represent and what … Continue reading

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Me, myself, and I…ATEFL (James Egerton)

Teachers’ associations. 5 years ago. Say what you see: dull, pointless, port, tweed. The ‘hindsight revisionist’ in me would love to say that I was just setting off on my teaching career at this point, but the raw reality is … Continue reading

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How IATEFL scholarships work (Maureen McGarvey)

It’s that time of year again! April 2018 may seem a long way off, but applications for scholarships for the 2018 annual IATEFL Conference in Brighton have been open for a couple of weeks. The closing date for applications is … Continue reading

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Why me? (David Crystal)

A question I’m often asked is how I became patron of IATEFL. The short answer is that Catherine Walter, who had the presidential role in 1993, asked me. And I asked her: Why me? For I am in no way … Continue reading

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Q & A from Anthony Gaughan’s webinar on 40 things to do with a text

On 6th May 2017, Anthony Gaughan presented the following IATEFL webinar: 40 things to do with a text In this session I will share 40 quick and dirty things to do with texts in our classes.  Many of these ideas will be … Continue reading

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My 4 Cs of IATEFL membership (Clare Maas)

Conferences I attended my first IATEFL conference in 2008. I was in awe and overwhelmed at the same time. I tried to attend as many sessions as I possibly could, which kind of back-fired and meant I went back to … Continue reading

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