IATEFL is a global professional teacher association, and a UK registered charity. From its humble origins in 1967 as a forum for English language teachers and other professionals to make contact with one another and share ideas, it is now one of the largest and most internationally represented teaching associations in the world. IATEFL has been linking, developing and supporting English language teaching professionals worldwide in their professional development, and providing a platform where they can offer their views, learn from each other, and exchange research and teaching experiences.
IATEFL Ukraine is an associate of IATEFL globally. It is a community of ELT professionals with the aim to link, support and provide EFL teachers with opportunities for professional development.
The current president of IATEFL Ukraine is Olga Pavlenko. She is the 8th IATEFL President in Ukraine.
IATEFL Ukraine holds annual conferences as well as winter and summer teacher professional development schools. You can meet leading practitioners in pedagogy and exchange experience and ideas with professionals from all sectors of ELT at its annual conferences.
Experienced trainers deliver workshops on the methodology of communicative language teaching at Summer and Winter Schools. EFL teachers have an opportunity to learn from each other, to share their successes and challenges and be inspired to improve their teaching in the classroom.
The British Council has been a strategic partner of the IATEFL Ukraine since its establishment in Ukraine. Since then a lot of joint projects have been brought to life in the area continuing professional development of EFL teacher.
The most recent of these projects is setting up Learning Hubs in 3 Ukrainian universities: Dnipro University of Technology, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University and Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Learning Hub facilitators have created communities of practice in their universities providing opportunities for teacher professional development.