Author Archives: sandymillin

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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My life-changing professional development journey (Elena Matveeva)

I have been teaching English for almost 20 years now. I used to teach Business English at a university, worked as a freelancer for a couple of years and now I am a teacher and academic director in one of … Continue reading

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IATEFL membership for personal and professional development (Latsouck Gueye)

In today’s society, changing faster than ever, teachers are faced with the challenge of how to adapt to changes in the field of methodology as well as technology to design courses that cater best for students’ needs. In this process … Continue reading

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Copyright and Copywrong (Katherine Bilsborough)

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that copyright has got nothing to do with you. It has! Whether you’re a teacher, a Director of Studies, a language school owner, a teacher trainer, a materials writer or an author, copyright is … Continue reading

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Q & A from Mike Harrison’s webinar on using graphic organisers

On 21st October 2017, Mike Harrison presented the following IATEFL webinar: Visualising your thinking – ideas for using graphic organisers with learners and teachers Making decisions is difficult – whether that’s the case for you as a teacher trying to work out … Continue reading

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