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Artist in residence (Emma-Louise Pratt)

When I was invited to be the artist in residence at IATEFL in Brighton this year, I jumped at the chance. I had already been talking about artists’ residencies in learning and especially language learning contexts, and I was keen … Continue reading

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e-Valuating your own development (Oksana Hera and Rob Howard)

Oksana Being a newly-qualified holder of an internationally recognized teaching qualification and an MA in Linguistics, during my first job interview with a school owner, I aspired to share my vision of teaching and have a profound professional discussion on … Continue reading

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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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