'Powerful teacher networks can be a way to make professional connections that not only support your career, but also enable powerful change, encourage growth, and ultimately make your classroom a better place'

- Meghan Everette (2016)

The British Council estimated that roughly 2 billion people would be learning English by 2020. That equates to between 100,000 - 200,000 English teachers worldwide.

During any given year, there are roughly 1 million pupils in Belgium learning English. Positions for English teachers are consistently steady.

With such a worldwide presence, English teachers never need to work in isolation. Professional teaching associations, like BELTA and IATEFL, offer English teachers a variety of professional development opportunities that can supplement local initiatives.

As we move further into the 21st Century, it is important that all teachers stay up-to-date with new approaches and methodologies that will increase their classroom success. Both BELTA and IATEFL offer such opportunities.

You can find out more about how to become part of the BELTA community by clicking the link to the left. Once you have joined BELTA and experienced some of our professional development opportunities, you may want to explore IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).