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

Special Interest Group (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.

IATEFL types of membership

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. 

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

    Total places:
    Event coordinator:
    Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Bolivia - Aquino Bolivia University, "UDABOL"
    Event link:

    "Integrating International & Multicultural Experiences in ELT"

    REGISTRATION FEE:       $us 40

    It includes bags with materials, 3 days of lunch & accreditation.

    Facebook:      BETA Bolivia, Tesol - Iatefl

    Instagram:      @Betabolivia

    Twitter:           @BolivianTeacher



  • IATEFL Peru Summer School ( 7/01/2019 - 11/01/2019)
    Event coordinator:

    ''Sports and Arts together with curricular themed activities''



  • Thailand TESOL 39th International Conference 2019 (18/01/2019 - 19/01/2019)
    Event coordinator: or
    The Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
    Event link:

    Theme 'Changes and Chances in ELT'

    Abstract submission has now been extended to August 15, 2018



  • JALT Early Spring Conference ( 4/02/2019 - 6/02/2019)
    APA Resort & Hotel Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
    Event link:

    Conference Theme: Performance-Assisted Learning

    Call for papers deadline: 4th January 2019



  • TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece 26th Annual International Conference (23/02/2019 - 24/02/2019)
    American College of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

    ''Hands on: solving classroom issues"



  • JALT Performance in Education: Research and Practice Conference (15/06/2019 - 17/06/2019)
    Nagoya, Japan
    Event link:

    Conference Theme: Research in Performance in Education

    Featured Speakers: Rod Ellis and Vivian Bussinguer-Khavari

    Call for papers deadline: 15th May 2019



  • JALT Task-Based Learning & Performance in Education Conference (20/06/2019 - 23/06/2019)
    Naha, Okinawa, Japan
    Event link:

    Conference Theme: Task-Based Learning & Performance in Education

    Featured Speakers: Rod Ellis and David Kluge



  • ELTAM Montenegro 1st International Conference (21/06/2019 - 22/06/2019)

    "Empowering 21st Century Learners and Educators: Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions"



  • JALT2019: 45th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition ( 1/11/2019 - 4/11/2019)
    Event coordinator:
    WINC AICHI, Nagoya City, Aichi, Japan
    Event link:

    Conference Theme: Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency 

    The Call for Proposals is now open, and most proposals are due on Friday, February 1, 2019 11:59 pm, JST.

    More details can be found at the following link: