IATEFL signs Memorandum of Understanding with 21st Century English Education, China

29th April 2024

The board of trustees were delighted to welcome a group of teacher educators from China to the recent IATEFL International Conference in Brighton, and also to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with 21st Century English Education in China. In keeping with IATEFL's mission of linking, developing and supporting English language teaching professionals worldwide, the intention of this Memorandum is to facilitate knowledge exchange and foster international collaboration.

Aleksandra Popovski-Golubovikj, IATEFL President, emphasized the significance of global collaboration in advancing educational goals. She added:

"IATEFL is thrilled to collaborate with 21st Century to offer more opportunities and benefits to English teachers in China and beyond," she stated. "We look forward to partnering with 21st Century English Education to raise teaching standards and enhance learning experiences globally."

Zhang Haigang, deputy editor-in-chief at 21st Century, hailed the signing of the MoU as a milestone in global English language education collaboration. He expressed optimism about the prospects for increased dialogue, joint training projects, and resource sharing between the two organisations, believing that this partnership will enhance the quality of English language teaching in China and foster greater interaction and exchange among Chinese ELT professionals with their peers worldwide.

As part of the collaboration, Aleksandra and IATEFL Chief Executive, Jon Burton, are looking forward to attending the 2024 Global English Education China Assembly, held by 21st Century English Education from 25th to 28th July in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China.