Who is it for?

Open to teaching professionals from all sectors of ELT, the annual IATEFL conference offers delegates an opportunity to meet leading educationalists, keep up-to-date with the latest ELT publishing and develop their teaching professionally through a programme of over 500 sessions, including symposiums, talks and workshops.


We are proud to be sponsoring the 51st IATEFL event and conferences this year in Glasgow. Do pop over to our stall with any questions you may have - and we would also welcome any feedback and ideas for our products!

Macmillan Education at IATEFL

Develop your teaching career with Macmillan Education

Make the most of IATFEL and the opportunity to develop your teaching career as we focus on providing you with resources, talks and training to help you boost your employability.

In the current working environment it is more important than ever that you have the people skills, life skills and employability skills to develop your career in what is an increasingly competitive environment. This year as part of Mind Series we have a whole host of resources to help you and your students improve employability.

Skills for work videos

Each skills for work video from Open Mind teaches a different employability skill. From interview skills to presentation skills and more, the videos and accompanying activities and teachers notes aim to help you and your students improve their ability to meet and surpass their career goals.

Teacher professional development

Throughout the week of IATEFL we'll be inviting you to get involved at our stand by sharing your top teaching tips with fellow teachers, as well as memorable anecdotes from your teaching career! We'd love to hear about your experiences of working with Macmillan. 

Last year Macmillan Education announced a global partnership with NILE. Stop by to discuss how NILE has been successful over the last year in helping teacher development.



Click on the authors' names to find out more about their work

Carol Read

Talk 1: Integrating values education into everyday classroom practice

Talk 2: Teaching life skills to children

Adrian Underhill

Getting pronunciation out of the head and into the body

Andy Curtis and David Nunan

New series: Applied Linguistics for the Language Classroom

Mike Riley

Engaging Students: Lessons from Elvis, the Gruffalo and more

Scott Thornbury

Writing methodology texts: bridging the research – practice gap

Sam Carter

Improving competence for academic IELTS candidates using organisational skills

Ivy Rudd

Blend but not bland: creating a positive blended teaching culture

Steve Taylore-Knowles

Personalised and independent learning in print and digital contexts

Richard Storton

That was intense. What now? Promoting autonomy through exam study

Malcolm Mann

Formality and register in exam writing tasks

Kirsten Holt

We are. We can. We teach.

Gavin Dudeney

The Teacher Technology Toolbox: The Essential

Ed Pegg

Would I say that?

Caroline Linse

Language Rich Doodling Activities for Very Young Learners

Evening Event

During IATEFL 2017 in Glasgow, Macmillan Education is organising a very special evening with Professor Stephen Heppell, world renowned expert in education, media, technology and learning environments. Professor Heppell will address these questions and explore some of his really innovative ideas such as “superclasses” “stage not age” “shoeless classrooms”, “writing on surfaces” “all through schools” “learnometres” “mobiles in class” “nodesk teacher” and much, much more!

Who is Professor Heppel? Professor Heppel began his career as a school teacher and has been a professor since 1989.  His key approach is exemplified by learner led projects that he has implemented with governments and international agencies around the world.

"Europe's leading expert on online education and learning spaces" EduTech Future Schools, Australia, 2014

“…the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education" Department for Education and Skills (DfES), UK, 2013

At the start of 2014 Prof Heppell was asked to chair the UK government’s Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) exploring where learning in schools, colleges and universities might be by 2025. He is the Felipe Segovia Chair of learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo Jose Cel Madrid, Professor Chair in New Media Environments at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University and he is Emeritus Professor Chair in New Learning Environments, Anglia Ruskin University. In 2009 he was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award from British Education and Technology Training (BETT).

He has appeared many times on TV, is a member of BAFTA and a keen sailor!

Where will it take place? The event will take place at the stunning Glasgow Lighthouse designed by the world famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. One of the key features of The Lighthouse is the uninterrupted view over Glasgow's cityscape available from the Mackintosh Tower at the north of the building.

IATEFL 2017 Lighthouse

The Glasgow Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU

When? The event will begin at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 April with a welcome drink followed by cocktails and canapés. There will be time to explore this stunning building and the panoramic views it offers over the city. At 7.30pm Professor Heppell will give his presentation. Prepare to be amazed!

How do I get a ticket? Tickets will be available on the Macmillan Education stand at IATEFL event.

How much does it cost? The event, including cocktails and canapés, will be free. We are however asking for a £5 donation per person, 100% of which will go towards the Stroke Association’s Lost for Words campaign.