Category Archives: IATEFL

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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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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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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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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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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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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How IATEFL scholarships work (Maureen McGarvey)

It’s that time of year again! April 2018 may seem a long way off, but applications for scholarships for the 2018 annual IATEFL Conference in Brighton have been open for a couple of weeks. The closing date for applications is … Continue reading

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Why me? (David Crystal)

A question I’m often asked is how I became patron of IATEFL. The short answer is that Catherine Walter, who had the presidential role in 1993, asked me. And I asked her: Why me? For I am in no way … Continue reading

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