Our development strategy

IATEFL's overall mission is set out here in our Mission, goals and practices document which can be found in our key documents.

In order to continue to achieve this mission, to stay relevant, the association has a current strategy which is regularly reviewed and updated, and reported on back to members at our Annual General Meeting.

IATEFL's current development strategy has five main themes:


1.  Online platform and services

  • To provide IATEFL members with an improved website and database with improved accessibility, navigation, functionality and mobile access, as well as a ‘hub’ for members to access IATEFL services and resources, and signposting other external services, resources and opportunities.

2.  Continuing professional development

  • To explore how IATEFL can enhance how it helps ‘develop’ members through additional CPD opportunities.

3. Membership review

  • To better understand our membership, and the wider community who engage with IATEFL, in order to then effectively review the types of membership, member benefits, and the split between what is offered just to members and what is offered to non-members.

4. Sustainability

  • To reduce the carbon footprint of the association and ensure its on-going sustainability.

5. Continue to react to, and recover from, COVID-19

  • To protect the association from the impacts of COVID-19 wherever and however possible, and to support members and the wider English language teaching community during and post COVID.


IATEFL is where I meet colleagues with similar interests to me, and find out what's new in English language teaching.
Marie Annick
Course Director