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This is part of a lecture given at University of Cyprus, Nicosia. The purpose of the talk was to introduce MA students to YLT SIG.

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Iatefl presentation

  1. 1. Have you heard of iatefl?
  2. 2. Welcome to iatefl! With over 4,000 members IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world! Their mission to “Link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals” worldwide is achieved through:  Regular publications, including six copies of the IATEFL Voices magazine and a free conference selections publication.  The Annual International Conference with an extensive programme of talks and workshops, which attracts over 2,000 delegates.  Fourteen Special Interest Groups to help teachers develop their own lines of interest.  Reduced rates on a number of selected professional journals.  Funding support through Scholarships so that deserving teachers can get involved in our Annual Conference, SIG events and online courses.  Links with Teachers' Associations in other countries for teachers to share knowledge and experience.  Assistance in helping new groups to establish their own a local Teachers' Association, including advice on how they can make the most of support and funding benefits.
  3. 3. See what some of the members have to say… “I consider my membership of IATEFL to be a vital part of my professional context.” Michael McCarthy “I personally owe a great deal to this remarkable association, and to the many people who have devoted their time, skills and creativity to developing and sustaining it.” Michael Swan “The conference is mind-bogglingly reasonable in price…” Mario Rinvolucri “The IATEFL conference provides a necessary meeting point between academics and practitioners…” Professor Guy Cook “After joining IATEFL, my eyes were opened to what teacher training really is, on an international scale.” Jenny Johnson “I love IATEFL. It's my professional family.” Jeremy Harmer
  4. 4. SIGs: iatefl consists of a number of Special Interest Groups. A SIG you may be especially interested in is: Young Learners and Teenagers Coordinated by Hans Mol The Young Learners and Teenagers SIG provides a forum for English Language Teaching professionals involved in the language education of 3-17 year olds. The community consists of some 1200 individual and institutional teachers, teacher educators, lecturers, policy makers, publishers and textbook writers around the world. All benefit from the online and offline interactions, international events, publications and resources. http://www.yltsig.com/
  5. 5. Who is who at YLT SIG Coordinator: Hans Mol  Network coordinator Teens (T/YL): Dennis Newson Network coordinator Young Learners (VYL/YL/T): Janice Bland Network coordinator Very Young Learners (VYL/YL): Caroline Linse C&TS Newsletter Editor: Niki Joseph Web & Design: Charles Goodger Advertising & Sponsorship: Kalyan Chattopadhyay Online Events coordinator: Graham Stanley Online Events support: Christina Giannikas Events support: Gemma Fanning  
  6. 6. Who is who at IATEFL  Patron  Professor David Crystal, OBE, FBA  Advisory Council  As Patron: David Crystal  As Editor of the ELTJ: Graham Hall  As Director ELT, British Council: Anna Searle  Individual members: Susan Barduhn, Catherine Walter, Sue Sheerin, Adrian du Plessis    Board of Trustees  President: Carol Read  Vice President: Eric Baber  Treasurer: Amos Paran  Secretary: Zeynep Urkun  SIG Representative: George Pickering  Associates Representative: Les Kirkham  Membership Committee Chair: Gary Motteram  Electronic Committee Chair: Caroline Moore  
  7. 7. Scholarships and Awards Each year iatefl offers scholarships for members to attend the general conference. There is a range of different types of scholarships and more details can be found on the Scholarship Overview page. iatefl also offers awards for online training and details of these will be soon available on: www.iatefl.org
  8. 8. Want to become a member of our YLT SIG? Check out: http://www.iatefl.org/membership- information/membership-benefits Or contact me at: christina.giannikas@cut.ac.cy