International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide


Membership Benefits


Why join IATEFL?

IATEFL membership gives you access to a worldwide network of English language teachers, plus a host of exclusive benefits:

Reduced conference rates

Up to 25% off on our Annual Conference which attracts over 2,500 international delegates every year plus reduced rates for a wide range of additional ELT events, seminars and conferences around the world. 

Apply to be a presenter

The opportunity to apply to be a speaker at IATEFL conferences, seminars and events

SIG subscriptions

Take up individual membership and join any one of our 16 Special Interest Groups as part of your subscription fee. You will receive newsletters and resources from the SIG to which you have subscribed. You can also sign up for additional groups for a minimal cost.

Reduced rates on IATEFL publications

Purchase our publications for reduced costs plus receive a free copy of our annual Conference Selections publication; a collection of papers presented at the last IATEFL annual conference.

Special offers on periodicals

Reduced rates and discounts on a range of leading ELT publications


Six issues of IATEFL Voices, our bi-monthly magazine – and you can contribute articles too!

Access to scholarships

Nearly 30 Scholarship schemes - many exclusive for members - that offer assistance to attend and present at our main conferences.

IATEFL Webinars

Invitations to take part in the monthly IATEFL Webinars from leading ELT professionals to support your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). For more details and links to previous webinars please click here.

Join today to be part of a community with over 4000 members and 100 Teaching Associations around the world. 

What types of membership are there?

We offer different membership types at different rates. Please download the document below for an overview of the different categories, benefits and costs.

If you are a teacher in the first five years of your ELT career why not consider taking out an Early Career Teacher (ECT) membership? As an ECT member of IATEFL, we are pleased to offer you two years of membership for the price of one, as a little extra support for you as you embark on your ELT career. Early Career Teacher (ECT) Membership is available for new teachers of EFL (less than five years) who are also new to IATEFL.

How do I join?

Join online today or download a copy of the membership application form and email, fax or post it back to the IATEFL team for processing. 

Standard membership form can be used for individual, retired, student or institutional membership applications or renewals.

Early Career Teachers membership application form.


If you would like to find out more about IATEFL, have any questions or just need a hand completing the membership form, please contact us via email at or call +44 (0)1795 591414. We look forward to welcoming you soon!


List of Associates' Events

  • BETA 23rd Annual Convention For English Teachers in Bolivia! ( 7/01/2018 - 10/01/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Lic. Blanca Azucena del Valle Altamirano
    Tarija - Bolivia
    Event link:

    'Forging Links and Efforts in the ELT World'

  • ETAS 34th Annual Conference and AGM (21/01/2018 - 22/01/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Bildungszentrum Zofingen, Switzerland
    Event link:

  • Thailand TESOL (26/01/2018 - 27/01/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Mr. Witcha Wisuthipranee
    Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai
    Event link:

    Thailand TESOL 38th International Conference has the theme Digital Literacy in English Language Learning and Teaching.  

    CALL FOR PAPERS - Please submit an abstract and bio-data to International Affairs Coordinator, Mr. Witcha Wisuthipranee at by September 30, 2017.

  • 4th AINET International Conference, Mumbai ( 2/02/2018 - 3/02/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Sri T. P. Bhatia College of Science Shantilal Modi Road, Bhagat Colony, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400067
    Event link:

    'Future of ELE - Perceptions and Perspectives'


    Conference brochure can be found below:


  • 26th Annual HUPE Conference (20/04/2018 - 22/04/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Valamar, Porec, Croatia
  • TBLT in Asia 2018 (23/06/2018 - 24/06/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Nicholas D. Marx
    Event coordinator:
    Nicholas D. Marx
    Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
    Event link:

     TBLT in Asia 2018


    June 23rd - June 24th, 2018


    Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan


    The JALT TBL SIG present TBLT in Asia 2018, which will take place at Ryukoku University in Kyoto on the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, 2018 with plenary speakers Micheal H. Long and Natsuko Shintani. A Call for Papers is open and submissions will be accepted from October 1st. Submissions are due March 15th, 2018. See our homepage for more details.

    Plenary Speakers: Michael H. Long and Natsuko Shintani





    Call for Papers: October 1st, 2017 - March 15th, 2018