Professional organizations host conferences, meet-ups, courses, workshops, and other opportunities to advance your teaching skills and network. Check one out near you!
TESOL International Association – http://www.tesol.org/
TESOL is based in the United States with its main office in Alexandria, Virginia. It describes itself as “an international association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy.” National organizations based outside the United States and affiliated with TESOL are listed in its Worldwide Affiliate Directory.
IATEFL – International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language – https://www.iatefl.org/
IATEFL is a UK-based professional membership organization and registered charity which began in 1967 as a forum for professional teachers. Its mission is “linking, developing and supporting English language teaching professionals worldwide.” IATEFL’s List of IATEFL Associates shows its international reach.
National and regional organizations
Argentina: ARTESOL – Argentina TESOL
Australia: ACTA – Australian Council of TESOL Associations
Canada: TESL Canada
- Alberta TESL – https://www.atesl.ca
- BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language – https://www.bcteal.org
- Teachers of EAL to Adults in Manitoba – https://teammanitoba.org
- Teachers of English as an Additional Language in Manitoba – http://tealmanitoba.org
- TESL Nova Scotia – https://teslns.com
- TESL Ontario – http://www.teslontario.org
- TESL Saskatchewan – http://www.teslsask.com
Costa Rica: ACPI-TESOL
Czech Republic: ATECR – Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic
Japan: JALT – Japan Association for Language Teaching
Korea: KOTESOL – Korea TESOL
New Zealand: TESOLANZ – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Aotearoa New Zealand
Spain: TESOL Spain
Taiwan: ETA-ROC – English Teacher’s Association of the Republic of China
United States: See TESOL’s list of US state-level affiliates