The IATEFL ESOL SIG have won an award!

The IATEFL ESOL SIG Committee are delighted to share with you an award we’ve been given this week:

Dear Fair Lister, UK!

Happy New Year!

I am delighted to be able to tell you that, as an event or event series organiser, you have been placed on The Fair List, UK  for the year January-December 2019.

As you may know, The Fair List, UK celebrates excellence of gender balance in plenary speakers, keynote presenters or speaker panels at ELT events, annually, in the UK. (Please see for more information)

You have won a place on the list for 2019 because of the balance of women and men speakers at your event or series of events.


Many thanks for all the work you do to ensure that women in our profession are fairly represented at plenary level at ELT events in the UK.

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We’re OVER THE MOON!     Thank you Fair List UK! 



BOOK REVIEW – Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens, Exploring ESOL and Citizenship

There are not many ESOL books published, but one of the most recent – and being launched in Leeds this Saturday – is…

Cooke, M. & Peutrell, R. (eds) (2019) Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens, Exploring ESOL and Citizenship, Multilingual Matters, Bristol.

Christina Healey, The University of Sheffield, has written a review that you are welcome to read HERE

She also writes… ‘I hope it inspires you all to buy it, read it and insert into every ESOL training course in the country(ies).’

You can still enjoy a discount when ordering the book from Multilingual Matters, with this code:


Our next ESOL Champion!

Hi Everyone,


We’re delighted to share with you our interview with Phillida Schellekens – not only a legend in the field of ESOL, but our latest ESOL Champion – and very well deserved we say!

Please click HERE to read all about her, her work and watch an interview with her too.