This book tells the story of IATEFL – the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language – which is one of the widest-reaching teacher associations in the world, with members in nearly 120 countries.

The History both celebrates 50 years of IATEFL and affirms the value of teacher associations more generally. Events within the Association are related to wider social trends and geopolitical changes but also to the development of ideas within the profession as a whole. The book also refers to a number of tensions and contentious issues within the Association, and provides an opportunity to evaluate and help identify directions for the future on the basis of looking back.

Authors: Shelagh Rixon and Richard Smith

This publication is free to download.

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