Who Joins NATECLA?

We attract membership from:

  • Institutions such as further education colleges, adult education centres and community centres that provide ESOL programmes and private language schools that deliver EFL courses

  • Voluntary sector organisations - those who employ three or less full-time staff members or equivalent can join as institutions at a reduced rate

  • Individual members who work in colleges, adult education centres and in the community, as teachers, managers, examiners and assessors, inspectors and teacher trainers

  • Volunteers or retired teachers who work with English language learners and wish to take advantage of membership benefits at a lower cost

  • Trainee teachers who wish to take advantage of FREE membership for one year. You must be working towards a CELTA, a Trinity CertTESOL, a PGCE, a Masters in TESOL or ELT or an additional relevant qualification.

Key Benefits

From only £20 per year (or free for new student members) our members receive a range of invaluable benefits:

  • Access to our programme of high quality conferences, including the NATECLA National Weekend Conference – known throughout the sector as the leading event in the ESOL calendar – and regular one-day conferences held at locations throughout the country. Many of these events are free or reduced in price to members

  • Bespoke ELT training sessions to meet local and national needs – this is an opportunity for practitioners to network, keep up to date with the latest developments in the field and acquire new teaching techniques for the classroom

  • A monthly news bulletin and regular important updates by email

  • Two editions of NATECLA's publication, Language Issues, per year - the only peer reviewed journal dedicated to teaching, training, management and research into ESOL and community languages

  • Reduced IATEFL membership (The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) - NATECLA has an affiliate relationship with the organisation which allows our members to join IATEFL on a basic membership rate. In 2020/21 this rate is only £23 for the year. IATEFL basic members are entitled to:

o Member discounts at IATEFL events

o A copy of each edition of their IATEFL magazine, Voices, which is published six times per year

o Ability to purchase membership of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) at only £23 per SIG

Institutional Membership

Institutions who join NATECLA receive all the benefits mentioned above. In addition, they will be entitled to: