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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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My dream has come true! (Julia Koifman)

My first steps in teaching and immigration I have been teaching English for 26 years now. I started my career in Simferopol, Ukraine and taught English at the junior-high school. I also worked as a translator and taught Business English … Continue reading

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The IATEFL membership officer (Natalie Chambers)

When I started out, I was immediately thrown in at the deep end as the 2017 Annual Conference in Glasgow was only 4 weeks away! Not only was I getting to grips with a new role but I was then … Continue reading

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Presenting tips (IATEFL members)

The annual IATEFL conference will soon be upon us. Of the 600 or so talks that will be delivered throughout the event, more than a few will be given by first-time presenters. IATEFL readily tries to encourage and provide support … Continue reading

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Finding out what captioned video can do for students (Elena Deleyto)

Today I’d like to share with the IATEFL blog readers what I have learnt about the use and usefulness of subtitles and captions for the language classroom. I am a scriptwriter and ELT video producer for DLA (Digital Learning Associates), experts … Continue reading

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My path in and with ELT in Brazil (Kyria Finardi)

I’ve always liked languages (I’m trying to learn my 5th now) and I can’t quite remember when I started to learn English as a foreign language (EFL) and when I began to see myself as an EFL teacher. I have taught … Continue reading

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