Conferences give you are chance to see new resources for your teaching and to give you related ideas. They also give you the opportunity to listen to some enthusiastic people in the field. But most importantly they give you the opportunity to meet fellow tutors – take up the opportunity to go to any seminars on offer, to talk to people on stalls, and even to make new random friends as you wonder around.
Do look out for fellow tutors – whether they are sitting on their own having coffee, or asking similar questions to you at stalls. Try wearing a big badge saying “I am an EFL tutor – happy to chat to other EFL tutors”.
Any prices given are estimates for guidance only and for one day.
Annual Conferences around the world
- JALT – JALT (Japan) – Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
- TESOL Arabia – TESOL Arabia (Dubai)
- http://www.africatesol.org/node/11 – Africa TESOL Conference (Sudan – Khartoum)
- http://www.mextesol.org.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=202 – MEXTESOL International Convention (Mexico – Monterrey Nuevo León)
North America Annual Conferences
- http://www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/international-convention – TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo (US – Washington/Chicago/Atlanta/Denver – £300)
- BC TEAL – BC TEAL 2016 Annual Conference (Canada – British Columbia – Simon Fraser University)
- https://www.tesl.ca/index.php/conferences – TESL Canada Conference (Canada – Alberta)
European Annual Conferences
- ELT Ireland – ELT Ireland Annual Conference (Ireland – Dublin)
- http://tesolgreece.org/convention/ – TESOL Greece Annual International Convention (Greece – Athens)
- http://innovateelt.com/event/ielt16/ – Innovate ELT Conference (Spain – Barcelona – £50)
- http://www.tesol-spain.org/en/pages/1/convention-2016.html – TESOL Spain Annual National Convention (Spain – Palacio Europa)
- http://www.ihes.com/bcn/tt/conference.html – International House Barcelona ELT Conference (Spain – Barcelona)
UK Annual Conferences
- IATEFL (Glasgow 2017) – IATEFL (Glasgow) 4-7th April 2017
- http://www.englishuk.com/en/training/conferences/teachers-conference – English UK (London)
- http://www.natecla.org.uk/content/468/NATECLA-Conferences – NATECLA (National Association of Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults) – Nottingham
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