IATEFL Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group
Developing the teacher trainers of today for the teachers of tomorrow
Wherever you are in the world, if you are delivering training sessions to English language teachers, then TTEd is the SIG for you!
TTEd offers an international network for teachers and trainers who work in:
Pre-service courses (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL)
Undergraduate/graduate ELT programmes
In-service teacher education/development
DELTA or Trinity DipTESOL
Ministry of Education training courses
Join us to learn, share and collaborate.
What does TTEd SIG do?
The TTEd SIG aims to serve and represent the interests of its members and to enhance their professional development. It achieves these aims in the following ways:
by organising webinars with key people from the field on topics chosen based on feedback from TTEd SIG members,
by putting together a programme of specialised talks and workshops for teacher trainers and educators at the annual conference,
by organising an OPEN FORUM at the annual IATEFL conference to discuss current issues in teacher training and education, to update the members and to report on the SIG’s business matters,
by organising workshops and conferences in the UK and worldwide,
by producing 3 newsletters a year on current themes in teacher training and education,
by acting as a forum for networking within the profession.
Become a member of TTEd SIG to:
be an active member of the profession,
demonstrate your commitment to the profession to current and future employers,
pay reduced rates to participate in the Annual Conference, and other workshops and conferences both in the UK and abroad,
send a paper to present at the Annual Conference,
receive newsletters on current themes in teacher training and education, which could help you to keep in touch with developments in the profession,
meet, network and correspond with others in the profession at various platforms
share your experience and/or research and contribute your expertise with a wider community,
get frequent updates about IATEFL events and webinars, including ones organised specifically by TTED SIG.
Publications and the TTEdSIG Newsletter
TTEdSIG sends regular mailings to members throughout the year, including our newsletter and updates in the monthly IATEFL eBulletin. The newsletter keeps members up-to-date in the field and offers them an opportunity to publish their work in a less formal style than an academic journal. You are invited and encouraged to contribute to our newsletter—TTEdSIG members throughout the world are interested in learning about your work, and learning from your experiences! Click for more information.
TTEdSIG at the IATEFL Conference
At each IATEFL conference we have a Pre-Conference Event (PCE). These events are planned as days of professional development, and along with listening to talks given by established professionals the aim is to provide the grounds for exchange of ideas on our professional practice.
As part of the IATEFL annual conference we also offer a programme of particular interest to TTEd SIG members on one of the conference days. Recent topics have included: practical ideas for effective observation feedback; the journey from teaching to teacher training; and easy-to-implement ways for teachers and trainers to develop themselves.
Finally, during every IATEFL annual conference TTEdSIG holds an Open Forum, which is a great opportunity for members to meet each other and the TTEdSIG committee members. We introduce ourselves and talk about action plans. Do join us and voice your opinions.
TTEdSIG events in other countries
TTEdSIG has held several symposiums and conferences in different parts of the world. If you wish to organise a TTEd event in your country, we will be happy to collaborate. You can contact our events coordinator and/or our treasurer to plan a local event. Contact us for more information or with your ideas.
Gillian Porter Ladousse Scholarship
This scholarship, named in memory of former SIG Coordinator Gillian Porter Ladousse, offers the winner the opportunity to attend the IATEFL Conference in the UK and present a talk or workshop. The scholarship is open to all TTEdSIG members with less than 10 years’ experience in ELT—click for more information.
Regular event: Teachers’ Lounge
Please come and join us for our monthly get-togethers called the Teachers’ Lounge – details can be found on our social media channels. Let us know if you have ideas for future topics in these sessions!
Be member and participate in TTEdSIG actively. The TTEd Committee is made up of volunteer members who are committed to continuing to develop the SIG. We hold elections for Committee Members. Please make sure your voice is heard and consider taking on one of the Committee posts in the future.
Why not think about joining us at the next IATEFL Conference in 2024 that will be in Brighton? For more details visit the main IATEFL website.