Category Archives: Individual members

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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How IATEFL shaped my journey (by Gerhard Erasmus)

Like many other teachers around the world, my route into ELT was poorly planned and probably a little haphazard at best. I came to Asia having quit a career I did not enjoy back home and with little in terms … Continue reading

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Simon Greenall

Simon Greenall is a long-time member and past president of IATEFL. He very kindly agreed to be the first individual member featured on the blog. We’d like to feature posts by members from across the organisation, especially (but not exclusively!) … Continue reading

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