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Mission and Values

Mission

TESOL International Association advances the expertise of professionals who teach English to speakers of other languages in multilingual contexts worldwide. We accomplish this through professional learning, research, standards, & advocacy.

Vision Statement

TESOL is the trusted global authority for knowledge and expertise in English language teaching.

Values

 Professionalism  Committed to excellence in standards, research, and practice that enhance English language teaching and learning
 Respect Committed to equity, diversity, multilingualism, multiculturalism, and individuals’ language rights
 Inquiry Committed to ethical and transparent action
 Lifelong   Learning Committed to quality English language teaching and learning opportunities throughout the life of students and teachers 

Nondiscrimination Policy

In principle and in practice, TESOL values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of English language teaching. TESOL promotes involvement and broad access to professional opportunities for all and works to eliminate any kind of discrimination including, but not limited to, language background, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, or geographic location.