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

  • JALT Business Communication SIG 3rd Annual Conference ( 8/09/2018 - 9/09/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Alan Simpson
    Tokyo, Japan
    Last booking date:
    Event link:

    The Spark: Igniting Innovations in Communications for Global Businesses

  • 27th IATEFL Poland Conference (21/09/2018 - 23/09/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    IATEFL Poland
    Event coordinator:
    Wrocław University of Science and Technology
    Event link:

    Theme of the Conference: WROCŁAW 2018 - THE MEETING PLACE FOR EXPERTS

    Call for papers deadline: 15th April 2018

    Participants early registration deadline: 9th July 2018



  • TESOLANZ - The 16th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL ( 5/10/2018 - 7/10/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Christs College, Christchurch
    Event link:

    The theme of the conference is: Transforming our Landscape, chosen for language users and teachers to reflect shifting perspectives in:

    - the diversity of language use in society

    - language learning, teaching, and teacher training

    - social and educational policy decisions which affect us


    The conference is a platform for connecting conversation and actions about teaching, learning,

    equity, and diversity as they impact at family, community, professional and policy level.


    Closing date of submissions: Friday 30 March





  • XLIII ANNUAL FAAPI CONFERENCE (11/10/2018 - 13/10/2018)
    Rio Gallegos, Argentina
    Event link:

    Redefining English Language Teaching and Learning: Adapting to Meet Diverse Needs



  • 26th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference (13/10/2018 - 14/10/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Kathleen Kelley
    Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea
    Event link:

    Conference Theme: "Focus on Fluency"

    Speakers include Scott Thornbury and Jill Hadfield (and many more).  

    Largest annual ELT conference in Korea.

    Presentations include practical and research-based content as well as many workshops.

    Conference app for attendees.

    Call for Proposals Deadline: 31 May 2018



  • WITESOL Annual Fall Conference (27/10/2018 - 27/10/2018)
    Alverno College Sister Joel Read Conference Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Event link:

    Conference theme is: Stand Up, Speak Out: Standing With Our Students

    WITESOL invites all professionals working with English language learners in any context to submit session proposals for the annual Fall Conference.

    In addition, this year we are inviting undergraduate or graduate students in TESOL or a related field to submit session proposals.

    Deadline for submissions: June 23, 2018

    Status of your proposal: August 31, 2018

    If accepted, you will need to indicate your plan to attend and present at the WITESOL Fall Conference by registering for the conference by September 14, 2018



  • JALT 2018 44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational Materials Exhibition (23/11/2018 - 26/11/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship), Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan
    Event link:

    Conference Theme: Diversity and Inclusion

    The Call for Proposals is now open, and most proposals are due on February 12, 2018. More details can be found at the following link:

    JALT is also offering three fee waiver scholarships for JALT members who will present at JALT2018:



  • 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"