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Like winning the lottery (Stephen Dodd)

I won the Teacher Development Scholarship Award which was a great surprise! I decided to apply for it as I had never been able to attend the main IATEFL conference but had had a taste of previous smaller conferences and … Continue reading

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My Brighton experience – reflections on a scholarship (Julia Alivertis)

What encouraged me to attend the IATEFL Conference this year was a combination of things: last years’ experience in Glasgow, an idea for a joint presentation that became a labour of love, dedication to our profession and the instinct for … Continue reading

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What does IATEFL really stand for? (Anastasia Khodakova)

Part 1: The road to the conference I’ve had a passion for English since I saw my first word of it – surprisingly enough, it was ‘pillow’ on the poster of some children’s magazine. I swallowed every English book I … Continue reading

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Hooked on IATEFL (Belén Albarracín)

Juggling motherhood and professional career: why IATEFL means so much to me It’s funny the way things turn out. If you had asked me a year ago where I was going to be in April this year, the image that … Continue reading

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F-L-I-P your low-tech classroom (Saima Abedi)

Working as an ESL and EFL teacher for last 15 years, I am determined to contribute to educational reform. To learn more and more, develop ELT material, train teachers, carry out action research and participate in conferences nationally and internationally … Continue reading

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Sirhajwan Idek and the wonder of IATEFL: Celebrities, concerts & comrades (Sirhajwan Idek)

I remember telling someone that I wanted to attend and present at IATEFL two years ago when I first visited the UK. I was attending a two-week summer course in Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE) as a prize for … Continue reading

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My dream has come true! (Julia Koifman)

My first steps in teaching and immigration I have been teaching English for 26 years now. I started my career in Simferopol, Ukraine and taught English at the junior-high school. I also worked as a translator and taught Business English … 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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