Get involved

You can get involved in IATEFL in different ways:

Become an IATEFL member 

Be part of our global community of English language teaching professionals. Make the most of the member benefits, meet others with the same professionals interests as you, keep up to date with our news and publications, attend a SIG event or the annual international conference, participate in our webinars, get ELT publications at discounted prices, have an article published, submit a proposal to speak at an event, volunteer on a committee, and the list goes on!

Volunteer with IATEFL

As a democratic organisation all volunteer positions are advertised, and nominations welcome from any member meeting the criteria for each call. Without the enthusiasm, professionalsim and skills of these volunteers the association couldn't survive. So, if you'd like to take your membership further, and volunteer in a way that's of interest to you, then we'd love to hear from you!

Donate to IATEFL

IATEFL is a registered charity and we support the wider English language teaching community in a range of ways.

  • Our Wider Membership Scheme subsidises the cost of IATEFL membership for teachers in areas of the world where membership, and other professional development opportunities, woulld be outside their means.
  • Our IATEFL Projects scheme offers grants to teaching associations to undertake a project making an improvement to language teaching and learning in a local community, as well as giving the opportunity for less experienced teachers to take an active role.
  • Our Wider Membership Individual Scheme enables individuals who live in countries where there are no current Teaching Associates to apply for membership of IATEFL for 2 years free of charge. Our aim is to ultimately help these members establish their own teaching associations so that all English language teachers in their country can enjoy the benefits of being part of a teacher association.
  • Our Scholarships enable teachers, trainers and other ELT professionals the opportunity to attend, and perhaps speak at, the IATEFL Annual  International Conference.

Making a donation
If you are able to support IATEFL in supporting the international English language teaching community in one of these ways, or simply to help keep us running in order to fulfill our aims then we would greatly appreciate any donation you feel you can make

We'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all those who have made a donation in the past.

Submit an article to an IATEFL publication 

Current IATEFL members can submit articles to any of our publications, including our flagship magazine, Voices. Past issues have featured articles from IATEFL members Mario Rinvolucri, Harry Kuchah Kuchah, David Crystal (IATEFL Patron), Margit Szestay, Briony Beaven and many more.

To submit an article please read the submission guidelines here.
If you would like to see one of the past issues, please visit here.  

All IATEFL Special Interest Groups also produce publications and you can contact the editors regarding submission guidelines by visiting the IATEFL Who's Who page.

By submitting an article to our publications you will be helping IATEFL to link, develop and support English language teaching professionals worldwide.

Being a member of IATEFL has helped me build a network of professional colleagues, develop my knowledge, and also the chance to make my first presentation at an international conference.
Lecturer in TESOL