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IATEFL Projects

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Small grants making a big difference

IATEFL Projects was set up in 2014, offering grants of up to £3,000 to one Teaching Association per year. The grants must be used to undertake a project that will make an improvement to language teaching and learning in the local community and give the opportunity for less experienced teachers to take an active role.

Examples of projects that could be undertaken

  • Develop a course to upgrade teachers’ language skills
  • Run a conference to address a particular  local issue with the aim of creating solutions
  • Build  a leadership skills programme  for newly qualified teachers
  • Produce a bank of new teaching materials

Criteria for acceptance

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • That the project has a clear aim and will benefit a broad community of language teachers
  • That the project is achievable. Simple ideas to improve teaching and learning are often more effective than complex schemes.
  • That the budget shows clearly how the funds will be spent
  • That a range of people are involved in the setting up and management of the project
  • That the broader community of IATEFL is shown to be involved
  • That there are clear plans in place to evaluate and disseminate the project outcomes

How do I apply?

You can find more detailed information and download the application form here

Get inspired and find out more about how some of our previous winners used their grants, by reading the following blog posts:

English Language Teacher Association of India (ELTAI)

Cote d'Ivoire Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (CI-ATEFL)

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If you would like to help support this wonderful scheme and enable IATEFL to continue to offer IATEFL Projects in to the future, please follow the link to donate.

See how your money has helped transform the lives of teachers around the world

2014 English Language Teacher Association of India (ELTAI)

2015 Cameroon English Language Teaching Association (CAMELTA)

2016 Cote d'Ivoire Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (CI-ATEFL)



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