Professional organizations host conferences, meet-ups, courses, workshops, and other opportunities to advance your teaching skills and network. Check one out near you!

International associations

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 Associate Members shows its international reach.

National and regional organizations

Argentina: ARTESOL – Argentina TESOL
http://artesol.org.ar/

Australia: ACTA – Australian Council of TESOL Associations  http://www.tesol.org.au/

Canada: TESL Canada
https://www.tesl.ca

Costa Rica: ACPI-TESOL
http://www.acpi-tesol.com/

Czech Republic: ATECR – Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic
http://atecr.weebly.com/history.html

Japan: JALT – Japan Association for Language Teaching
http://www.jalt.org

Korea: KOTESOL – Korea TESOL
https://koreatesol.org/

Mexico: MEXTESOL
https://mextesol.org.mx

New Zealand: TESOLANZ – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Aotearoa New Zealand
http://www.tesolanz.org.nz/

Spain: TESOL Spain
http://www.tesol-spain.org/en/

Taiwan: ETA-ROC – English Teacher’s Association of the Republic of China
http://www.eta.org.tw/

Thailand: Thailand TESOL
http://thailandtesol.org/

United States: See TESOL’s list of US state-level affiliates

Written by Karen Busch

Karen is a moderator at TEFL Course Review. She taught ESL in South Korea for seven years before returning to Canada to complete an MLIS at McGill University.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *