Despite social, political, and economic hardships after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the English Language Teachers' Association of Georgia
(ETAG) united teachers of English in Georgia and inspired them with new ideas and hope for a better future.
ETAG was established in December 1994 as a nongovernmental and nonpolitical organization. In 1995, ETAG became the first association located in the former Soviet Union to become an affiliate of TESOL International Association. ETAG has a membership of more than 368 teachers and has nine regional branches throughout Georgia. Its head office is in Tbilisi.