National Association for the Teaching of English

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National Association for the Teaching of English
Logo of NATE
MottoDedicated to good practice in the teaching of English
PredecessorLondon Association for the Teaching of English (est. 1947)[1]
TypeSchool subject association
Region served
United Kingdom
Jonathan Morgan
AffiliationsInternational Federation of the Teachers of English

The National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) is the UK subject teacher association for all aspects of English from pre-school to university. NATE supports effective teaching and learning, keeps teachers informed about current developments and provides them with a voice at a national level.[4]


NATE has several committees and standing working parties. It conducts research into the teaching of English and is involved in curriculum development initiatives with the Arts Council and Becta. NATE is also a member of the International Federation of the Teachers of English.


NATE publishes an online newsletter and two print periodicals, both of which are published three times a year and free to members:

NATE News[edit]

An online newsletter updating members on news in the world of English teaching and NATE.

Teaching English[edit]

Teaching English is NATE's magazine aimed at primary and secondary teachers of English. The magazine contains: articles on practical teaching strategies and resources; articles on trends in English teaching and research; news pages, opinion pieces and columns; and book reviews relevant to English teachers. Teaching English was first published in 2013.

"Teaching English" replaced two periodicals, "NATE Classroom" (2006–2012) and "English Drama Media" (2003–2012), and is an amalgam of the two. Prior to 2013, NATE members received "The English and Media Magazine", published by the English and Media Centre, and either The Primary English Magazine or The Secondary English Magazine, which were published by Garth Publishing Services, rather than in-house at NATE.

English in Education[edit]

English in Education is NATE's academic research journal. Articles are peer-reviewed and aimed at those conducting research in education.[5] It was first published in 1967 and replaced the short-lived NATE Bulletin, which was published from 1964 until 1966.

NATE in the news[edit]

NATE is called upon to speak on behalf of English teachers to various news organisations. Links to the most recent articles are linked below.

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Staffroom Area[edit]

NATE, in conjunction with Teachit [1], runs a very busy and informative staffroom area where any question asked is usually answered speedily. Staffroom Area


  1. ^ "LATE - about LATE". Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Questions of English". Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. ^ "NATE - National Association for the Teaching of English". Archived from the original on 27 April 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ Teachernet, English
  5. ^ "NATE - National Association for the Teaching of English". Retrieved 14 June 2015.

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