International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide


Harrogate 2014


48th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition

Harrogate International Conference Centre, Harrogate, UK

2nd - 5th April 2014

Pre-Conference Events and Associates' Day, 1st April 2014

Plenary Speakers

 David Graddol  Kathleen Graves  Michael Hoey  Sugata Mitra  Jackie Kay



We have now returned from a very successful conference and are already planning our next one in Manchester 2015.

You can still enjoy highlights from Harrogate via the Online Conference.

Harrogate Conference Programme

Please note that since going to print we have had some presentation cancellations. 


Harrogate Online 2014

Watch Harrogate IATEFL Conference Online

If you can't attend the Harrogate IATEFL Conference, follow the event online.

Harrogate Online is a British Council / IATEFL partnership which provides free online conference coverage of this year's IATEFL Conference. 

We invite teachers of English from all around the world to take part in Harrogate Online and follow our live interactive web coverage of the 2014 IATEFL Conference in Harrogate.

Visit the Harrogate Online website and be a part of one of the biggest ELT events this year:

For updates, follow Harrogate Online on twitter @iateflonline.

Poster Presentations in Harrogate

 Highlights from 2014

How To....Webinars

The recordings of these webinars are available to both members and non-members and can be found by clicking on the links below

Madeleine du Vivier - 'How to write an effective IATEFL conference proposal'

September 2013

With 800+ conference proposal submissions IATEFL  has had to become more rigorous in its selection of conference presentation proposals.  Madeleine du Vivier will talk you through the different presentation formats to help you choose the one that best suits you, your topic and potential audience. She will give you tips on how to ensure that your proposal meets the selection criteria, and engage the attention and interest of both the proposals committee and your potential audience at conference.

Susan Barduhn and Catherine Walter - 'How to sessions'

March 2013

'How to get the most out of a conference' presented by Susan Barduhn and 'How to give a presentation at an international conference' presented by Catherine Walter

Business Promotional Opportunities


 All our sponsorship income is used to ensure our conference is a great expecience for all delegates, and allows us to keep our registrations fees as affordable as possible.  Sponsorship is also a wonderful opportunity to raise your company's profile to all our delegates.  Here are some testimonials -

'The IATEFL Conference provides ETS with a forum to engage with English Language professionals globally.  The conference is always well attended, and the sponsorship package provides ETS with great exposure.' ETS

'Mailability is happy to continually sponsor IATEFL conferences as many of our clients and prospective clients are in attendance and our sponsorship provides immeasurable PR value'  Mailability

'The IATEFL annual conference is a fantastic opportunity for us at Collins to spread the word about our exciting new titles for learners and teachers of Englsih'  Collins

'Macmillan Education are proud to continue to support the work of IATEFL.  The annual conference has become one of the key events of the year.'  Macmillan

By sponsoring the annual IATEFL conference, Oxford University Press is part of an exciting and worthwhile event that is supporting teachers internationally, something OUP values and believes is important.'  Oxford University Press

Sponsorship for the 49th Annual International Conference and Exhibition in Manchester 2015

We have just launched the details for sponsorship opportunities for Manchester 2015, bookings will be taken from Friday 7th February 2014, please email Alison Wallis for more details.



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