July 2020 update

IP&SENSIG July bulletin

September 2020 Online event with ATECR (Czech Republic):  ‘No Limits’

IP&SEN SIG is happy to be working with the Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic (ATECR) to present an online event to be held on September 11th and 12th, 2020.
We invite proposals for 45-minute sessions which will inspire English teachers to push themselves and their learners beyond their current comfort zones. Please see the IP&SENSIG website for more information.


July’s TweetMeet was a lively discussion of the inclusiveness (or not) of published text books. Thanks to all who joined us for that; the conversations will be made available on Facebook soon.

Join us for the next two IP&SENSIG TweetMeets on Monday August 3, and Monday September 7. Both evenings we’ll be meeting on twitter at 8.00 pm UK time. Check the polls on our facebook and Twitter feeds to have your say on what topic we discuss.

Please follow us on social media: twitter @IPSENSIG and facebook IATEFL IP&SENSIG to keep up-to-date with all the SIG’s activities.

New videos

Four new videos are available in the IP&SENSIG members’ area of the IATEFL website:

  • An Interview with Linda Hodgdon (an educational consultant working with autistic learners)
  • An interview with Micah Risher and Hana’a Soudan (regarding a training course they set up for teachers working with visually impaired learners)
  • Rachael Harris: ‘Happy Students make a Happy Classroom’ (from TESOLSpainOnline2020)
  • Anne Margaret Smith: ‘Transferring Inclusive Practices to Online Teaching’ (from TESOLSpainOnline20


The 6th edition of our newsletter will be out very soon, containing several articles about the impact of sensory impairment on teaching and learning, as well as all the usual features. If you do not receive your online copy, please do let us know.

We are now inviting contributions to the 7th edition of our newsletter, which will come out later this year. We are particularly interested in personal reflections, practical tips or research reports on the topic of racial equity and ethnic / linguistic diversity. If you would like to write for us, please visit our website to find out more.

We would be grateful if you could take a moment to complete this member survey on Inclusive Practices around the world. Please complete it referring to your habitual working patterns, rather than to recent changes.  This will help us to respond to educators’ needs to embrace the diversity in their teaching context.

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