Category Archives: Individual members

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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From Checklist to Reality Check: The Never-ending Nature of Professional Development (Wiktoria Parysek)

Last year, after completing the input portion of my CertIBET with Helen Strong (IATEFL BESIG’s Events Coordinator) I made an action plan for my future as an English instructor. If you’re a CELTA graduate or have completed any kind of … Continue reading

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Me, myself, and I…ATEFL (James Egerton)

Teachers’ associations. 5 years ago. Say what you see: dull, pointless, port, tweed. The ‘hindsight revisionist’ in me would love to say that I was just setting off on my teaching career at this point, but the raw reality is … Continue reading

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My 4 Cs of IATEFL membership (Clare Maas)

Conferences I attended my first IATEFL conference in 2008. I was in awe and overwhelmed at the same time. I tried to attend as many sessions as I possibly could, which kind of back-fired and meant I went back to … Continue reading

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A Freelancer’s Perspective on IATEFL (by Julie Moore)

A freelancer in the gig economy I started my career some 25 years ago as an EFL teacher, working in private language schools in Greece, the Czech Republic and the UK, but for the past 17 years or so, I’ve … Continue reading

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