Category Archives: Individual members

My Choices at the World Teachers’ Day Web Conference 2019

Minka Paraskevova   I think that making the choice to spend five hours in front of the computer on that gloomy Saturday afternoon was one of the best decisions I have made lately.Critical thinking has never been easy to teach. … Continue reading

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Why your next professional journey should be an action research project?

Padmini Bhuyan Boruah Over the years, I have stumbled upon a professional practice that is like an irresistible pack of chocolates. When you unwrap it, you find yourself with a range of delectable fare, each item more fulfilling than the … Continue reading

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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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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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IATEFL 2019 :New Horizons & New Perspectives

Andreza Lago   After nine years since my last IATEFL conference in Harrogate, I was glad to see that many changes have happened in the Conference. New SIGS have been set up, new scholarships have been offered and even online … Continue reading

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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 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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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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