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In addition to our face-to-face events, which take place throughout the year, IATEFL BESIG is very active online, organizing a full programme of webinars and other online events on a wide range of topics every year. In an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible, and to fulfil IATEFL’s charitable mandate, these events are open and free to everyone.

The events are organised by the BESIG Online Team (BOT), often in partnership with other teaching associations from around the world.

Upcoming and recent events are listed below. An archive of past online events will be available soon.

12 January 2020

Join us online on Sunday, 12 January, at 3pm UTC (3pm GMT) for a webinar titled, “Lessons from Leadership for ELT” with Bob Dignen.

During 2019 Bob Dignen wrote a series of articles on the theme of leadership for Business Spotlight, a magazine for learners of professional English. In this webinar, Bob shares key insights he gained from writing these articles, which explore such themes as trust, motivation, managing performance and modern concepts such as ‘shared leadership’, and  explores how ELT practitioners can integrate leadership as a topic and as a process into their teaching.

Bob Dignen

Bob Dignen is a director of York Associates based in the UK. He has been involved with business English training for almost 30 years, and with leadership training for over 20. He delivers professional language training both in the UK and internationally, and also runs seminars and coaches in the field of international team and leadership competence. 

Join the live event


11 January to 16 February 2020

IATEFL BESIG is gearing up for our biannual EVO offering. This is the 20th year that TESOL CALL have offered the five-week free programme of events.

This year, within the title of “English for the Workplace”, we will be analysing different scenarios which call for Business English – starting with pre-service students and moving on to a variety of in-service topics and ways to deliver Business English to suit the needs of our students.

We have assembled a truly international team of, predominantly, IATEFL BESIG members to deliver their expertise, with the aim of providing the very best CPD to all participants.

Our BOT team will provide moderation and we expect that the contributions will be as positive and beneficial as always.

Please follow this space for regular updates about the event.

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