We are IATEFL‘s newest Special Interest Group. Our mission is to promote the positive contributions that all teachers and learners can make in creating an inclusive and therefore, successful learning environment. Our aim is to share good practice and experience and disseminating information about inclusive teaching methods, materials and resources for working with learners who […]

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Reaching out with Creative Arts

Want to make more (or better) use of drama, comics, story-telling and musical activities in your classroom? Join Anna Pires, Rossie Stone of Dekko Comics, Jane Maria Harding da Rosa and Anette Igel as they show you some great practical ideas that you could use with your learners. Dramatic Moments – Anette Igel Acting out, […]

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The IP&SEN Mentor Scheme

Looking for some support in developing inclusive practices? Contact [email protected] giving a brief description of your situation and needs. You’ll be put directly in touch with a suitable mentor who can: offer advice and suggestions (tips, resources, books) help you find the necessary local specialists to help you role play difficult conversations with you Please remember […]

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It is not a nice feeling when someone is being abusive and you cannot reach out to anyone for help because you are too afraid or too worried about what it might do to your reputation, your career, your personal life.  You start to question yourself.  You start to make excuses for the bully by […]

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The Basics of Inclusive Practices

Although getting to know how your individual students function is the best way to help their learning, these suggestions can be useful for getting you started; Tips and suggestions for handouts: Consider your font style and size: Ensure worksheets are in fonts your students can read (some find Comic Sans or Arial easy to read, […]

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