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Q & A from Laura Patsko’s webinar on teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca

On 9th September 2017, Laura Patsko presented the following IATEFL webinar: Teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) What do learners of English need to sound like? Who do they speak to? Who needs to understand them? Who do they … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the IATEFL blog (Sandy Millin)

Now that the IATEFL blog has been running for a year, I thought it was high time to share a post about what happens behind the scenes. Why does the blog exist? The aim of the IATEFL blog is to … Continue reading

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IATEFL: Dream and Reality (Syke Annamma Kumaran)

I heard the acronym IATEFL for the first time only in 2010 at the age of 32, which was 8 years after finishing my M.A. in English. I was attending the 41st annual international conference of ELTAI (English Language Teachers Association of … Continue reading

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FAAPI’s CPD objectives fulfilled once again (Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Profesores de Inglés)

Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Profesores de Inglés (FAAPI) is a group of twenty-two teacher associations in Argentina. FAAPI’s conference is the most important ELT academic event in the country and is organised by a different sister association every year. In September … Continue reading

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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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