Category Archives: Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

GISIG and me. And you! (Gergő Fekete)

G I S I G. 5 letters, 12 committee members, 162 members, and a lot of enthusiastic followers. Even though our Global Issues SIG is considered small among IATEFL’s SIGs, we are very proud of what we represent and what … Continue reading

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IATEFL YLTSIG – Supporting Teachers of Children and Teenagers for 30 Years (by David Valente & Christina Giannikas)

Young Learners and Teenagers SIG is one of IATEFL’s 16 Special Interest Groups and a key part of the Association’s worldwide network of English language teaching professionals. YLT SIG has developed over the past 30 years to redress the general … Continue reading

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Research Special Interest Group (ReSIG) (by Nicola Perry)

The Research Special Interest Group (ReSIG) brings together people who are interested in doing research in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). It is a broad organisation made up of, not only academics, but also other practitioner researchers, especially … Continue reading

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Why LAMSIG? (by Andy Hockley)

Perhaps you’ve recently moved from being a teacher to some form of management role – maybe senior teacher, ADOS, Academic Manager, Coordinator, Director of Studies or some other role or title. You’ve probably faced a few challenges in making that … Continue reading

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Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) (by Arifa Rahman)

The Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) is a registered non-profit professional forum for ELT practitioners in Bangladesh, a country in South Asia, small in size but with a massive population. BELTA was first established in 1984 and was an … Continue reading

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Introducing Pronunciation Special Interest Group (PronSIG) (by Heather Hansen)

Why PronSIG? Pronunciation is often a relatively small part of teacher training programs. When we are thrown into the classroom, we have little guidance regarding how to answer the many pronunciation questions that our students have. Many teachers (both native … Continue reading

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Introducing Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) (by Julia Waldner)

What does BESIG do? BESIG is a professional association for Business English teachers. We have a fantastic annual conference held alternately in Germany and abroad, with workshops and presentations from leading practitioners in the field. This year it will be held in … Continue reading

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