International Association of Technical English Trainers e.V.

About Us

IATET is an international organization which aims to raise the quality of English for technical purposes. The organization was founded on 28 March 2009 in Ulm, Germany.

As an organization of independent teachers, trainers and coaches in association with schools (secondary and post-secondary education), companies, and commercial training organizations, IATET plans to develop and promote principles, methods, and practices for the training of technical communication in English.

Our aim is to raise the standards in the field of teaching English for technical purposes with a focus on such matters as development of internationally-recognized examinations for students as well as teacher training. The emphasis is very much on an international-oriented association and not just a European-only focus.

IATET communication platforms:

The login area on this site is for fully paid up IATET members only. There you will find a collection of teaching material and links added by members, and the recordings of all IATET events. You will also automatically receive the newsletter and any other announcements such as job offers or information on teacher training courses. Fully paid up members receive a password when they join IATET. Contact Cornelia Kreis-Meyer

IATET members and guests sign up on this site to receive event updates and reminders. Here you will find information on how to sign up for an event or how to participate in the simulcast. During an event IATET members and guests are welcome to join the simulcast in Adobe Connect Pro. After an event the session recordings can be viewed by IATET members at any time in the members-only login area. Members and guests create their own password.

IATET discussion list. Members and guests are welcome to join the list. Members and guests create their own yahoo ID

IATET LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.

The IATET LinkedIn groups is dedicated to networking amongst Technical English Trainers on an International basis. If you join the group, you will be able to start and participate in discussions on subjects of common interest to our profession, post items of news that may be of use to other members and post and respond to job requirements and vacancies.

If you are already a member of LinkedIn, just go to the group home page at or search for International Association of Technical English Trainers and apply to join. Please note that LinkedIn does not automatically inform the administrator that there is a request to join so you may wish to send an email to to inform us that you have applied to join. If you are not already a member of LinkedIn, please go to the home page at and sign up for a free account. You will soon notice the benefits of LinkedIn but we hope the IATET group will always be your favourite and most useful group. Join up and help to make it so!