Attending the IATEFL conference is one of the most inspiring experiences I’ve made on my way to become an English Teacher!!! The choice of talks and courses throughout the day overwhelmed me! To start the day with a plenary session is a great idea because everyone gets together and the plenary sessions were so inspiring that I got hungry for more exciting talks! 😉
Over 2500 English teachers attended this conference and some of them were not just visitors, but also lecturers. It is an awesome idea to give teachers from all over the world, with different backgrounds and different teaching environments, the opportunity to present their strengths in front of others and to exchange ideas and teaching methods. This conference provides a great chance to expand everyone’s personal horizon! The atmosphere at the conference was so encouraging and exciting! I always got the feeling that I want to learn more about English language teaching and about all the different perspectives to consider!
The conference was very good organized! The IATELF app was a great way to get a good overview of the planed sessions and talks. Furthermore the program was really diversified and it was almost a challenge to decide on which talks to attend. During our breaks we got the opportunity to walk through the materials exhibition and that was really interesting too because there was a wide range of books for learners of every language level. It was also very nice that there were staff members at every corner who could help us to find the way to the next talks.
I can’t believe that today was already our last day at the IATEFL conference! But I am sure that I’ll come back because I’m infected with the IATEFL-power!