Join us and fellow ELT professionals from around the world to discuss, reflect on and develop ideas. The 43rd IATEFL Conference will offer many opportunities for professional contact and development. The programme offers over 400 workshops, posters, talks, panel discussions and symposiums by international presenters from over 60 countries.
Online conference coverage of the 43rd IATEFL Conference, 31 March-4 April 2009
The British Council and IATEFL have launched the Cardiff Online website which will offer coverage of this year's IATEFL Annual Conference in Cardiff. In addition to following sessions online, you will be able to take part in discussions on the site, and read what our Roving Reporters - Yuliya and Natalia - have been learning about.
Many thanks to all those who applied to be volunteer moderators for the 2009 IATEFL conference. We have had a massive response and will be informing people ASAP about their applications. For those who didn't submit an application, remember that you will still be able to participate in the online conference. Watch this space for more information!
Bloggers and Teacher Associations - help promote Cardiff Online!
We'd like to encourage ELT bloggers and Teacher Associations around the world to carry a link to Cardiff Online on their TA website or blog so we can spread the message and encourage more people to take part. You can download Cardiff Online banners on our site.
The Cardiff Online website allows remote participants to take part in one of the world's biggest ELT conferences through a variety of resources including:
- Video recordings of selected sessions
- Audio recordings of selected sessions
- Live streamed plenaries and events
- Moderated special interest discussion forums
- Chat sessions
- Blogs and photo albums
To visit the Cardiff Online website go to: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2009
This initiative builds on the earlier collaboration between the British Council and IATEFL in Aberdeen and Exeter in the last two years, which brought together thousands of teachers and trainers at the actual conference and online. Over 5,000 teachers joined us for Exeter Online and this year we expect a much larger audience. This is a real opportunity to take part in the biggest online ELT training community.
The Cardiff Online website gives you an opportunity to share ideas with teachers all around the world. There will be interactive coverage with video presentations, reports and interviews 'almost live' from Cardiff.
We look forward to meeting you online, and hope that you will share this information with your colleagues worldwide.
We have produced a Cardiff Online promotional DVD which features highlights from the Exeter IATEFL Conference and is being distributed by IATEFL and the British Council - this DVD is also available online at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/dvd
Gavin Dudeney Secretary, IATEFL
Julian Wing British Council Cardiff Online Project Manager
Nik Peachey IATEFL Online Editor
What is IATEFL?
IATEFL is the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Founded in the UK in 1967, it now has over 3,500 members in 100 different countries throughout the world. For more information on the conference, how to get there and what you can see there, visit the IATEFL website.
What happens at the Annual Conference?
This is the most important event in the association's calendar and takes place each year in March or April somewhere in the British Isles. It is attended by around 1,400 delegates each year and includes plenary sessions by eminent practitioners, a large number of workshops, talks and round tables given by other speakers, an ELT Resources Exhibition and Pre-Conference.
- Teaching resources
- Teacher development
- Teacher training