'Welcome to the IATEFL blog!'

18th August 2016

For those of you who don’t know, IATEFL is the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. It’s based in the UK, but has members from all over the world.

The annual conference is one of the biggest events on the ELT conference calendar, with online coverage making it ever more accessible to members and non-members around the world. Here are some of the highlights from the Birmingham 2016 conference: https://youtu.be/j21eqjhyo4k

However, IATEFL is so much more than just a conference. That’s why we thought it was time to set up a blog, where we can give you an insight into the diversity of the organisation and its work as it develops over time. It’s also a chance for contributors to share some of their favourite activities and resources with you.

All of the posts will be written by our members. Amongst other things, we plan to cover the work of the Special Interest Groups, introduce you to the Associates, take you behind the scenes of the organisation and share stories from individual members. Posts will be published every other Saturday, starting on 27th August 2016. To make sure that you never miss a post, you can subscribe to the blog using the links in the bar to the right.

If you’re a member and you’d like to write for us, please email blog (at) iatefl (dot) org. We’d welcome contributions from members around the world, and especially if they have little or no experience of writing previously. If you’re not a member, why not join us?

We hope you enjoy reading this blog and we look forward to hearing what you think of it.