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. Weekend Workshop with Elena Matveeva

    05 April 2015

  2. IATEFL BESIG 28th Annual Conference

    13 November 2015

  3. IATEFL BESIG Day at the IATEFL Annual Conference 2015 in Manchester

    13 April 2015

  4. IATEFL BESIG/TEASIG Pre-Conference Event

    10 April 2015

  5. Professional Development

    03 November 2014

  6. IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium 2015

    20 June 2015

  7. Recordings from the IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference 2013 in Prague

    09 November 2013