Come and join us at IATEFL

Are you coming to IATEFL this year? We’re looking forward to meet many of you at the Collins stand and during our talks!

The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference will be held in Harrogate, and takes place 2nd and 5th April 2014.


Come and join us at stands 32 and 39 in the exhibition to speak to our friendly team and browse through our new ELT titles. You’ll also get the chance to win plenty of prizes!

-25% on Collins titles at the BEBC stand

There will be a stunning 25% discount on most of our ELT titles at the BEBC stand.

Come along to our authors’ talks and seminars

Wednesday 2nd April:
10.40: ‘What do you say after “Hello”? Successful networking techniques’ by Barry Tomalin
12.35: ‘First English Words: what can pre-schoolers do?’ by Hans Mol and Niki Joseph
15.05: ‘Post-IELTS writing: helping students to understand and meet academic expectations’ by Els Van Geyte

Thursday 3rd April
11.30: ‘A fresh approach to advanced listening practice materials’ by Sheila Thorn

Friday 4th April
17.25: ‘ The Vocabulary Organizer, a new way to record lexis’ by Pete Sharma

Saturday 5th April
12.15: Amazing People Teach English: new graded readers from Collins’ by Andy Cowle

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information on the International IATEFL Conference, or to find out how to register with IATEFL, please take a look at the IATEFL website.

More about our speakers:

Barry Tomalin is Director of Cultural Training at International House in London and Visiting Lecturer in Cultural Awareness and International Communication at the London Academy of Diplomacy, University of East Anglia. He is also a former producer and presenter in the BBC English department of the BBC World Service. Barry has worked in over 50 countries worldwide, designing and delivering training programmes for business and international organisations.

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Els Van Geyte has been teaching at the English for International Students Unit at the University of Birmingham for over 10 years, preparing her students for the IELTS exam and for the linguistic demands of their academic courses.


Sheila Thorn is an experienced teacher and materials writer with a particular interest in authentic listening. She is the founder of The Listening Business (


Niki Joseph lives and works in Australia. She lived in Portugal for 20 years as a school owner, teacher and teacher trainer. Now she’s using all that experience to write course books, resource books, readers, tests and more. Her recent publications include English Grammar for Teens, Magic Adventure, iRead New English Readers, and a teacher training module for Cambridge English Teacher. She is currently working on teen course materials. In her free time she loves riding her horse. For more information, see:

Hans Mol has been coordinator of the Young Learners and Teenagers SIG for IATEFL and is publications coordinator for the Materials Writing SIG. He has written or contributed to many courses and resources for very young learners, young learners, teens, young adults and adults published globally and regionally, such as Take Shape, Shape Up, Realtime, English Grammar for Teens, Magic Adventure, Business Update, English for tourism and hospitality and iRead New English Readers (see First English Words is the most recent.

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Pete Sharma is currently working as a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at universities in the UK. He is a prolific ELT author and a well-known conference presenter, having given workshops and keynote speeches around the world on language teaching.

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Andy Cowle is a writer, presenter and marketing professional. He is well-known for his creative, practical and enthusiastic presentations. Starting his career as a language student and teacher, Andy has since worked for over 20 years with ELT publishers and teachers’ associations all over the world, introducing ideas and materials to language practitioners. Andy is currently writing coursebook materials for teenagers, children, and learners using mobile phones.

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