Volunteering

BESIG

Events Coordinator

I was the Events Coordinator for IATEFL BESIG, the Business English Special Interest Group of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, from 2015-2018.

During this time, I organised international conferences in Munich, Malta and Iaşi (Romania), as well as BESIG events at the IATEFL Annual Conference in the UK.

BESIG is a professional body representing the interests, and serving the needs, of business English teachers globally. It has made an invaluable contribution to the international business English teaching community since its first conference in 1988.

All work carried out for BESIG is done on a voluntary basis. Find out more about BESIG at besig.iatefl.org.

Helen Strong
MELTA

Chair, Events Coordinator and Website Administrator

I served on the Board of the IATEFL-affiliated Munich English Language Teachers Association from 2010-2016, firstly as Events Coordinator and then as Chair and Web Administrator.

MELTA is a regional professional association for all teachers of English working in the Munich area. It is part of a wider network of English teachers’ organizations throughout the world and has especially close ties to the seven other Teaching Associations based in Germany. MELTA offers regular professional development events, informative newsletters and valuable networking opportunities to its membership base of approximately 350.

All work carried out for MELTA is done on a voluntary basis. Find out more about MELTA at www.melta.de.