Pre-Conference Events

Our Pre-Conference Events (PCEs), organised by our Special Interest Groups (SIGs), are being held on Monday 15 April 2024 in Brighton, UK. Some of the events also have the option to attend online, please see the list below for details.

These events allow you to explore a particular subject area in more depth, network with colleagues from around the world and to continue your professional development. Each PCE runs for the full day (from 10.00 - 17.00, UK time). It is only possible to register and attend one PCE. All PCE delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

2024's PCE topics

Advising and guiding: empowering foreign language learners in and out of the classroom with the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group Online attendee booking
Diverse voices: literature and film in the YLT classroom with the Literature Special Interest Group and Young Learners & Teenagers Special Interest Group  
ESP Around the World with the English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group Online attendee booking
Item writing: from theory to practice with the Testing, Evaluation & Assessment Special Interest Group  
Looking forward, looking back with the Materials Writing Special Interest Group Online attendee booking
Pronunciation ‘unplugged’: teachers as resources for low-tech classrooms with the Pronunciation Special Interest Group Online attendee booking

Researching and promoting inclusive language practices through Technology with the Learning Technology Special Interest Group and Research Special Interest Group

Online attendee booking
Sanctuary and ESOL Communities: Within and Beyond the Classroom with the ES(O)L Special Interest Group Online attendee booking
Teacher Change Over Time with the Teacher Development Special Interest Group  
Teacher recruitment and retention: From strategy to day-to-day operations with the Leadership & Management Special Interest Group Online attendee booking
Theory, Practice and Identity in Second Language Teacher Education with the Teacher Training & Education Special Interest Group  

If you make a booking for online attendance and subsequently attend in person on the day, you will be denied entry.

Booking fees

  Non-member IATEFL member
In person attendee PCE £90 £77
Online attendee PCE £59 £39


How to book

  1. Log into the IATEFL website at
  2. Come back to this page and click 'In person booking', depending on your preference, for the event you wish to attend.
  3. Click 'Register now' and complete the form.
  4. You will need to pay straight away.
  5. You will be sent joining instructions once we have received payment.

Online attendee booking will close at 12.00 (UK time) Sunday 14 April 2024.
In person attendee pre-booking closed at 16.00 (UK time) Monday 8 April 2024. You will still be able to book and pay onsite at the 'Pay here' area of the Registration Desk from 07.45 on Monday 15 April. Please note, places are limited. We recommend arriving early to secure your place. 

For full terms and conditions please see