The Belgian English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) is a non-profit organization for teachers of English in Belgium. We seek to encourage the professional development of English language teachers in Belgium by offering possibilities for discussion and the exchange of ideas and experience through our conferences, workshops, webinars, blog, website, and social media presence. Run entirely by volunteers, if you’d like to join us or help out, please contact

BELTA was formed in 2012, but its story begins in 2010. James Taylor, a teacher at that time based in Seoul, South Korea, moved to Brussels. He searched the Internet for a teaching association he could join in his new country, but unfortunately, he found nothing.

Later in 2011, he had connected with a couple of Belgian English teachers, Mieke Kenis and Guido van Landeghem. A not entirely serious twitter conversation started between them and some of their teaching friends regarding the lack of a teaching organisation in the country.

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