Teachers groups and associations: top down or grassroots up?

Susan Holden


Teachers join groups and associations for a variety of reasons. Some are personal – meeting colleagues, exchanging ideas, finding support. Others are teaching-based: discussing approaches, examining new materials. Whatever its structure, and whether it is large or small, the group is likely to exist within an organisational framework: local, regional, national or international. How can both personal needs and practical possibilities be catered for? Who sets the rules?


Susan has had a long and varied career as a teacher, teacher trainer, writer, editor, publisher. Based in Scotland, she attends IATEFL Poland conferences, participates in its webinars and meets its local groups as often as possible. It will be good to return to exchange ideas and experiences!

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Workshop
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: EFL education
Presentation Coding: General (GEN) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? No

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 16:00 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall 4.14