IATEFL's Mission & Vision


With over 4,000 members IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world.

Our mission to “Link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals” worldwide is achieved through:
  • Regular publications, including six copies of our magazine IATEFL Voices and a free conference selections publication.
  • The Annual International Conference with an extensive programme of talks and workshops, which attracts over 2,000 delegates.
  • Fourteen Special Interest Groups to help teachers develop their own lines of interest.
  • Reduced rates on a number of selected professional journals.
  • Funding support through Scholarships so that deserving teachers can get involved in our Annual Conference, SIG events and online courses.
  • Links with Teachers' Associations in other countries for teachers to share knowledge and experience.
  • Assistance in helping new groups to establish their own a local Teachers' Association, including advice on how they can make the most of support and funding benefits.
IATEFL – become a member!! 
Here in MATEFL our main aims include linking up with each other, sharing ideas and experiences, and discussing EFL issues. In doing so we create and maintain a feeling that we belong to a professional teaching network. However, though we are extremely active and number over 200 current members, we also need to look outwards towards what is happening in international EFL. MATEFL is an Associate Member of IATEFL and as such is able to offer all its members the opportunity to become an IATEFL member for only €40.00 and SIG for €25.00.
Interested? Send an email to
info@matefl.org or contact the IATEFL representative Jean Theuma jeantheuma@hotmail.com requesting an application form,  fill it in and send it to Caroline Campbell, 53, Triq Il-Frangiskani, Hamrun with your cheque for €40.00 (plus €25.00 for each SIG you choose).  We will then forward your form to IATEFL. Please note that this offer is only available if you apply through MATEFL. The IATEFL Basic Membership for current members of MATEFL is GBP20.00 and GBP17.00 for a SIGs to which we have added a small sum for administration and postage charges. If you wish to apply directly to IATEFL for membership, the fee will be GBP53.00. So take advantage of this very advantageous offer. For any further information please contact Caroline or myself. 
Alan Marsh