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
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.
See what some of the members
have to say…
“I consider my membership of IATEFL to be a vital part of my
“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.”
“The conference is mind-bogglingly reasonable in price…”
“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.”
“I love IATEFL. It's my professional family.”
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.
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):
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
Who is who at IATEFL
Professor David Crystal, OBE, FBA
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
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
Want to become a member of our YLT SIG?
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