Macmillan & IATEFL BESIG announce their Joint Local Scholarship Scheme Back to list

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) and Macmillan Education are pleased to announce their Joint Local Scholarship Scheme. The aim is to assist participants from Spain and Portugal to attend the 27th Annual International Conference in Bonn, Germany between 14th and 16th November 2014.

Registration through the scheme starts on 1st July and ends on 24th October. The scholarship is open to all teachers of Business English throughout Spain and Portugal.

There are no specific selection criteria for the Joint Local Scholarship Scheme, but successful delegates would be expected to:

  • write blog posts about their conference experience, which will be published on the Macmillan Education website ( soon after the event
  • give short interviews during the conference, which will be collated into video clips and published on the IATEFL BESIG and Macmillan websites, YouTube channels and Facebook pages
  • post about the event on social media (on a voluntary basis)

Scholarship details
Attendees from Spain and Portugal are eligible for significantly reduced rates. The rate  for the full conference is £36 (approx. €45).  This includes the reception on Friday, all the talks, workshops and exhibition, plus lunch on Saturday. The full standard rate applies for the optional pre-conference session on Friday.

How to register for the scholarship
In order to take advantage of the Joint Local Scholarship Scheme, contact Akos Gerold, the IATEFL BESIG Development and Administration Coordinator, at
If you are an IATEFL BESIG member, please quote your IATEFL ID number.

Thanks to the generosity of members of the English Language Teachers’ Association Rhine (ELTA-Rhine), a number of homestay places will be available to the Joint Local Scholarship attendees free of charge. These places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. When registering for the scholarship, please indicate whether you would like to stay with a fellow EFL professional in the Bonn area. Scholarship attendees who prefer to arrange their own accommodation can choose from a range of hotels, motels, hostels and B&Bs in the area at their own expense.

The IATEFL BESIG annual conferences are the premier meeting place for stakeholders in the world of international Business English. They offer a unique insight into the latest developments in the field of Business English, an opportunity to meet and network with
like-minded colleagues from almost every continent, and to explore the endless wealth of professional development possibilities. This offer is open to IATEFL members and non-members alike.

Full details can be found at the Besig webpage.

We look forward to seeing you in Bonn!