Coronavirus COVID-19 will probably impact how we live our lives for many years to come. But what might that mean for the future of English language teaching?
Blog article by Jill Hadfield
There’s a lot of negativity around at the moment, both in the world and in ELT. When the IATEFL conference in Manchester was postponed to next year, it really hit me how much it means to me.
"This has been one year of a week!" is a phrase I share with students, both as a joke and a nod to the present perfect tense that we have been working on for some time.
At the end of every year major dictionary compilers choose their ‘Word of the Year’. This doesn’t have to be a novelty word.
This is a personal diary of a week in the time of self-isolation due to COVID -19. I am starting my third lockdown week during which I have kept some notes that I want to share with you.
Well, it’s certainly been a challenging time for IATEFL over the last few weeks, as we know it has for all of you, facing this awful virus and its effects.
After attending a few smaller conferences and developing a real taste for them, I seized the opportunity to go international, and applied for a stewarding role at the 2019 conference in Liverpool.
Important: the 54th Internation IATEFL Conference and Exhibition has been deferred until March 2021.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend the IATEFL conference every year since....well, ever.