International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide
In partnership with IATEFL, the International House Trust is offering a training award to an Associate (Teachers’ Association) of IATEFL in the developing world. Teacher Associations that will be eligible to apply include those who are, or have been in receipt of IATEFL Wider Membership Scheme funds. It will consist of 20 training days and will be delivered in their own country or region by one (or two) IH Trust teacher trainers. The aim of this award is to support existing teacher development programmes within IATEFL Associates through the provision of relevant trainer/teacher training. IH/IATEFL expect the successful Associate to disseminate the training to a broad community of English language teachers in their countries/regions. It can either be a direct teacher training course, or a trainer training course which can subsequently lead to cascade teacher training at local level.
Training programmes might be based on a variety of training needs but should demonstrate sustainable outcomes. Examples of training projects might include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following:
The International House Trust, through IATEFL, will offer to the successful Associate:
Note: The timing of the training can be negotiated to fit in with local needs and schedules. However, the IH Trust trainer provision must be completed by the end of 2016 i.e. any training provision must begin and end in 2016, and cannot be carried over, within this award, to 2017 or later.
IATEFL Associates applying for this award must have a good local infrastructure able to provide the following:
Associates applying for IH/IATEFL Training Award must meet the same eligibility criteria as those existing for the IATEFL Wider Membership Scheme.
Applicants will need to submit a completed application form and budget spreadsheet (see below) and submit by email to Glenda Smart at IATEFL Head Office by September 27th 2015. The winning Associate will be informed by October 16th 2015.
To bid for this training award, the bidding Associate must fill in the Award application form, providing information on the following items:
1. A description of your Association including examples of recent activities. Also include evidence of working relationships with the local Ministry of Education, giving examples where possible. [300 words]
2. A rationale for the training, including:
2.1 A description of the training including:
Note: In addition, the Associate must detail the benefits they expect the training programme to bring to their local Associate teachers, including how these benefits will be evaluated
3. A timescale for the training programme and (where necessary) its different phases, showing where the IH Trust training would fit in.
Note: In addition, the Associate must provide a budget showing how and where the Award will be spent over the duration of the training period(s) See Point 2 in Criteria for acceptance for more information
Criteria for acceptance
Acceptable applications will have to include the following:
An application form and budget template can be found here
Here are some invented examples of good and bad proposals for guidance, plus a video explaining what makes them good or bad. Please read the proposals and watch the videos before beginning to write your Associate's proposal.
Bad Example : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SAY7V5cugU
Good Example : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F99LXmUobGQ
Applications should be emailed to Glenda Smart at IATEFL Head Office by September 27th 2015.