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

  • 26th Annual HUPE Conference (20/04/2018 - 22/04/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Valamar, Porec, Croatia


  • TATE 6th International Conference and Exhibition (11/05/2018 - 13/05/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Event link:

    Humanizing English Language Teaching


    Key Dates:

    Abstract submission deadline: 25 March, 2018

    Authors acceptance of abstracts: 30 March, 2018

    Authors Confirmation & Registration deadline: 15 April, 2018

    Full paper submission deadline: 30 June, 2018

    No abstract accepted after 25 March, 2018

    Participants are required to register no later than 4 May 2018



  • KOTESOL National Conference (12/05/2018 - 12/05/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Stewart Gray
    Kangnam University, Yongin, South Korea
    Event link:

    Crossing Borders: Korean ELT in the Modern World

    The Plenary session will be held by Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto who will be talking about Designing EFL Materials that Work and the invited speaker will be Dr. Kyung-sook Yeum who will be discussing Global Leadership in TESOL and the Pathways.

    Call for Papers:  For more information regarding proposal requirements and presentation guidelines, please refer to the following link:

    Call for Papers Deadline: 16 March 2018



  • Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives - Diverse voices (13/06/2018 - 15/06/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Samuel Lefever
    Event coordinator:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Event link:

    The Vigdis Finnbogadottir Institute of Foreign Languages and the School of Education, University of Iceland are pleased to announce the third international conference on Early Language Learning 2018.

    In association with the AILA Research Network on Early Language Learning, we would like to invite you to experience the bright nights of Reykjavik and to explore and discuss issues surrounding multilingualism and young language learners.

    The conference will focus on early second and foreign language learning in preschool and primary education contexts across the globe. With this conference we hope to provide opportunities for colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds (e.g., researchers, teachers, policy makers) to establish links and expand the work in the fields of multilingualism, linguistic diversity and early language learning.



  • 27th BETA Annual Conference (22/06/2018 - 24/06/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    BETA Bulgaria
    Event coordinator:
    Burgas Free University, Bulgaria
    Member price:
    Public price:
    Last booking date:
    Event link:

    Promoting 21st Century ELT: Language, life skills and digital literacies

    This event will feature plenary speakers, Marjorie Rosenberg (University of Graz and IATEFL outgoing Vice President) and Hanna Kryszewska (Pilgrims Teacher Training Trainer and editor-in-chief of 'Humanising language teaching).

    Speaker Proposals close 10 March 2018

    Price stated is equivalent sterling value of  early bird BGN rate. Early bird closes 20 April 2018.



  • JALT TBLT in Asia 2018 (23/06/2018 - 24/06/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Nicholas D. Marx
    Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
    Event link:

    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



  • ACPI-TESOL Convention 2018 - 58th Anniversary ( 4/07/2018 - 6/07/2018)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator: or
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    New Trends in Language Teaching Approaches, Assessment, and Technology Mediated Learning.

    8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Fee: ₡ 40.000

    Phone numbers: (506) 83931823/2226-5339/22273362

  • 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



  • 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: