What is ELTAM MK?

ELTAM MK is a non-governmental, non-profit association of teachers of English as a foreign language in the Republic of North Macedonia, affiliated to IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL International (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). It was founded in 1999.

ELTAM MK provides a forum which unites ELT professionals from across the Republic of North Macedonia engaged in teaching, studying and conveying research on the English language and literaturе in a methodological context. Its primary goal is to encourage mutual support and make opportunities available for professional development of its members, with the view of improving English language instruction in the country and raising the level of English language learning and acquisition across a broad spectrum of Macedonian professionals, working in different institutions and at various levels.

Mission statement

Goals and Objectives

  • To foster cooperation and exchange of ideas among English language professionals in the country;
  • To raise professional awareness of EFL teachers;
  • To promote permanent self-development in order to meet higher standards in the TEFL profession;
  • To disseminate best ELT practice;
  • To provide access to information, expertise and materials connected to TEFL;
  • To develop a regional, national and international network of professionals;
  • To create an awareness of shared human values.

Course of Action

  • Organizing and coordinating professional training for ELTs;
  • Organizing professional conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures;
  • Providing information about the latest developments in ELT;
  • Creating opportunities for its members to attend conferences abroad and to participate in seminars, workshops and other professional gatherings;
  • Establishing cooperation with IATEFL and the TAs from the region;
  • Promoting research in ELT;


  • Supporting and creating opportunities for participation in projects on national and international level;
  • Organizing regional and state competitions in ELT for primary and secondary schools;
  • Encouraging establishment of SIGs (Special Interest Groups);
  • Cooperating with educational and pedagogical institutions from the country and abroad.


The governing bodies of ELTAM MK are the General Assembly, the President of ELTAM MK and the Executive Board.

Executive Board Members

Past Presidents

Eltam MK Sponsors