What is IATE?

An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), IATE serves professional teachers of English at all levels, elementary through college, throughout the state of Illinois.  We offer a variety of activities and publications, most notably our annual fall conference. IATE members also participate in regional activities throughout the year and serve on standing committees that promote the interests of IATE and its 1200 members.

Arranged by districts across the state, IATE provides a lively network for the exchange of teaching tips, current research, and professional development–as well as enduring friendships.

Fall Conference 2019

Together We Can


This year, the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) and the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) are collaborating to bring you the 2019 Joint Conference in Springfield! The conference theme is “Together We Can,” and the joint conference will be held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre in Springfield, IL, on October 10 – October 12, 2019. The Program Committee is selecting sessions which demonstrate the wide variety of ways libraries, librarians, and English teachers help students succeed in both their academic or day-to-day lives. We look forward to a 2019 conference that is a celebration of collaboration!

Hotel Information for 2019 Conference

IATE’s Mission

The mission of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English is to improve the quality of instruction in English at all educational levels; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of English; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to integrate the efforts of all those who are concerned with the improvement of instruction in English.

 Fall 2018 Newsletter Available!


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Link to PDF of Fall 2018 IATE Newsletter

Featured Resource

Take a look at the links the NCTE and ReadWriteThink have provided at our new resource page, “NCTE’s ReadWriteThink Resources,” available through the Resources tab.


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