Business Issues, the IATEFL BESIG publication, has three issues a year - in spring, summer and autumn. The publication is written by and for our members and its range of articles and features serve the needs and interests of business English teachers around the world. It is full of teaching tips, book reviews, event reports and much, much more.

Business Issues

Members of IATEFL BESIG receive an issue of the newsletter - Business Issues - three times a year. The publication can be enjoyed in hard-copy (sent by post) or in a digital version that can be read here on our website. Members can view the latest issue of the newsletter or download past issues by visiting the Business Issues page here on our website. Please note that you will be prompted to log in to gain access to the page.

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Sample contents & sample article

Members and non-members alike can view a sample contents list and enjoy an article from an issue of Business Issues by visiting our Sample contents list and article page here on our Website.

Newsletter Editor

Chris Stanzer lives and works as an EFL teacher in Southern Germany.

Contributing to Business Issues

We very much welcome contributions from our members. Articles should be between 400 and 800 words. Although every effort is made to include articles accepted for publication in the next issue, IATEFL BESIG reserves the right to postpone publication if necessary. Please note that our policy is to publish non-commercial articles only. IATEFL BESIG also reserves the right to refuse any article.

Copy dates for articles and advertisements are as follows:

Newsletter issue Submission deadline Issue date
Spring 15 December end February - mid March
Summer 15 March end May - mid June
Autumn 15 July end September - mid October

Submissions should be emailed to the Editor: 

Please include your name, address and, if possible, a photo of yourself and some biographical details - maximum 30 words - so we can tell our readers who you are. They are interested!

Photographs and graphics should be saved separately as .jpg files (not embedded in Word documents).

Readers' news and views

We also very much interested in our readers' news and views (not more than 80 words). If you want to give us your feedback on the materials published in Business Issues, on a BESIG event which you attended, or if you are eager to share your professional news, experience and views, we'd really like to hear from you. To do so, contact the Editor:


Advertising is also very welcome. IATEFL BESIG offers a wide range of advertising possibilities for services or products of interest to Business English teachers. Visit our Advertising page to find out more or contact the Editor:


Teachers and institutions wanting to copy any part of Business Issues, and other publications wanting to reprint, should contact the the Editor: for permission and notification of credit lines, etc.