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 [email protected] or call +44 (0)1795 591414. 

We look forward to welcoming you soon!




List of Associates' Events

  • 28th IATEFL POLAND Conference (20/09/2019 - 22/09/2019)
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdansk, Poland
    Event link:

    Beyond the Horizon



  • 29th IATEFL-Hungary Conference ( 4/10/2019 - 5/10/2019)
    Villanyi uti Konferenciakozpont, Budapest, Hungary
    Event link:

    Plenary Speakers: David Crystal, Sarah Mercer, John Hughes, Daniel Xerri, Thom Jones, Nora Tartsay Nemeth



  • ELTAI event ( 9/10/2019 - 12/10/2019)
    Amity University, Noida 9New Delhi

    Right to English 

    Submission deadline 15 June 2019



  • 2019 KOTESOL International Conference (12/10/2019 - 13/10/2019)
    Event link:

    Theme:  Advancing ELT: Blending Disciplines, Approaches, and Technologies    

    Plenary Speakers: Rod Ellis & Andrew D. Cohen

    Call for presentations deadline: May 10, 2019



  • LAKMA International Conference (18/10/2019 - 19/10/2019)
    Event coordinator:
    [email protected]
    Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy, T. Sevcenkos St. 31, Vilnius
    Event link:

    "Values Education in ELT"


    The conference aims at exploring the possibilities of integrating values education into English language teaching and learning. We invite papers which focus on activities that promote the development of the learner's social and emotional intelligences as well as the values of democracy, diversity, inclusion etc. ELT professionals from all educational levels are invited to share their ideas and practices in this area.


    British Council speaker Nicholas Peachey

    US Embassy speaker Adam Mastandrea

    Macmillan Education speaker Grzegorz Spiewak

    Pearson speaker to be confirmed

    NILE speaker to be confirmed

    KRISOSTOMUS speaker to be confirmed



  • 46th International MEXTESOL Convention (24/10/2019 - 26/10/2019)
    Queretaro Centro de Congresos, Queretaro, Mexico

    Conference Theme: Eclectic Teaching Trends for the ELT World

    Call for Proposals will be open until March 28th 2019

    Link for Proposals:



  • 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:



  • 19th INGED ELT Conference (14/11/2019 - 16/11/2019)
    Ankara, Turkey
    Event link:

    'Outside the Box'

    deadline for proposal submission: 31 May 2019