International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide


Welcome to IATEFL

With over 4,000 members IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world.

Our mission to “Link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals” worldwide is achieved through:

  • Regular publications, including six copies of our magazine IATEFL Voices and a free conference selections publication.
  • The Annual International Conference with an extensive programme of talks and workshops, which attracts over 2,000 delegates.
  • Sixteen 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.

See what our members have to say and join us today.

“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