IATEFL BESIG organizes a wide range of events each year. Our conferences and online events are open to both the members of the SIG and to the wider business English teaching community. They provide exceptional opportunities for continued professional development and excellent networking possibilities to extend and cement professional ties.


In addition to our Annual Conference, which takes place every November, IATEFL BESIG plays a very active role in the IATEFL Annual Conference by organizing a Pre-Conference Event and a full Programme Day comprising talks and workshops on a wide range of topics and an Open Forum for members to get to know each other. Further opportunities to benefit from the work of practitioners in all aspects of business English and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) are provided by the Summer conferences (or Symposiums) that the SIG regularly organizes.

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Online Events

BESIG's online events take the form of monthly Weekend Workshops and periodic Webinars. These popular professional development events attract a global audience who welcome the chance they provide to hone their professional skills and meet colleagues from around the world in a friendly, informal learning environment.

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Upcoming events

  1. Call for nominations for the IATEFL BESIG Committee

    24 November 2015

  2. Call for speaker proposals for BESIG's Birmingham PCE

    02 November 2015

  3. IATEFL BESIG Weekend Workshop with Russell Mayne

    06 December 2015

  4. 28th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference Simulcast

    14 November 2015