Category Archives: General

Reserved Seats and Lonely Coffee Breaks

Mojca Belak For most members connecting to like-minded professionals and being part of an English teaching community are the two main reasons to join IATEFL. All this is great, and works in a lot of cases. However, meeting new people … Continue reading

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A few Reflections on Working with Traumatised Teachers

Christopher Graham     In the ELT community, we’ve created a reasonably effective teacher training structure. The CELTA and Trinity certificates are good introductions and set people on the right track for their first years in the classroom, while the … Continue reading

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IATEFL and its environmental impact: how are we doing?

Jon Burton, IATEFL Chief Executive    The impact that we make on the environment has become, rightly, an increasingly important topic of discussion for us all. Whilst we all clearly have a personal responsibility to make a difference in what … Continue reading

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Every student is different! Every day is different! That is what makes it fantastic…

Featured member interview with Emma Sarah Muse Where do you currently work and what is your job role?I currently work for Centro Servizi Interculturali, a private language school in Italy. I am a young, resourceful and energetic English teacher. What … Continue reading

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Feedback on the IATEFL 2018 Conference in Brighton, U.K.

2018 was IATEFL’s biggest annual conference so far, with 3079 attendees from 96 different countries. 92% of delegates reported the conference as being Good or Very Good overall, and a massive 92% said they would attend a future conference. The … Continue reading

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O&A on Phil Longwell’s Webinar on Mental Health in ELT

INTRODUCTION On 7th July 2018 Phil Longwell presented the following IATEFL webinar: Workshop title: Mental Health Awareness for Employers within ELT Participants looked at the following questions in this workshop: Is it ever right to disclose a diagnosed mental health … 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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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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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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