International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide


Wider Membership Individual Scheme

Launched in 2007, the Wider Membership Individual Scheme enables individuals who live in countries where there are no current Teaching Associates to apply for free two year memberships. 

Our aim is to ultimately help these members establish their own Teaching Associations so that all English language teachers in their country can enjoy the benefits of being part of a Teacher Association which is an associate member of IATEFL. 

Leading members of the profession have already agreed to be Scheme Founders, by helping to build a starter fund and by lending their reputation to the project and supporting it publicly.  We have helped many areas in sub-Saharan Africa and are keen to help teachers and groups of teachers in more countries.

If you would like to apply for membership through this scheme please contact our Membership Officer for an application form. This scheme is available to first time members of IATEFL only.

Donations from our members are also invited to give recipients a two year membership. If you wish to donate to this scheme please visit our donation page.