Somebody said to me recently they thought IATEFL events are for the invited, sacred group of
special people only and sure enough in the first moment I assured them they are wrong.
Nevertheless,the thought stayed with me and I pondered on it for several nights. I came to the conclusion, that it probably is true, but not exactly in the way this person thought. We are definitely a group of special people who value their time and knowledge, who like to share and exchange and have fun doing it at the same time. In this sense, we are certainly outside of the box of a typical teacher in Slovenia nowadays. But the good news is that this is not a closed group, quite the contrary. We welcome each and every one, and all too often give more than we even expect in return. Yes, it is true, if you want to belong to this organization, you need to pay a membership fee. The amount is just high enough to cover the basic costs of functioning for an association. Without it there would be no association to belong to and we would really be merely a group of friends who just happen to also be English teachers. THAT would be hard to become a member of.
Luckily, with IATEFL Slovenia, it is completely the opposite! And the investment in membership will pay off if you attend only one event – of which we had 6 last year! + the added value of IN, the newsletter and other membership benefits. I have found everything I need professionally AND personally in this organization and if I measure the membership fee against the benefits I got with it, the fee is too low – and it is good I don’t have to pay as much as I gain from it because that would really be more than I ever could pay for.
And more! The first 10 new members in 2014 will receive a present in addition to all the membership benefits!
All participants will get this wonderful teaching aid. How to use it? Attend and you will find out!