Why Join TESOL?

Benefits of TESOL Membership

From sharing with colleagues to an abundance of resources. So much to TESOL membership.

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Professional Development just for Members

Free Virtual Seminars are just the beginning.

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TESOL Resource Center

Members have access to convention keynote talks and other useful resources.

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Payment Options

A variety of ways to pay for TESOL membership and publications.

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Through professional interest sections, professional development programs, publications, and advocacy efforts, TESOL enables thousands of educators, researchers, and administrators  worldwide to become more effective, more knowledgeable, and more skilled and to have a voice in shaping policies that affect their work. Join TESOL.

Participate in TESOL. Be part of a global and collaborative community committed to creating a world of opportunity through teaching English to speakers of other languages.

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Be part of a dynamic community . . .

All connecting with and inspiring each other to achieve the highest standards of excellence.

Membership in TESOL is open to anyone involved in the ESL/EFL field. Whether  you are a teacher, student, teacher educator, administrator, researcher, author, materials writer, or curriculum developer, there is a place for you in TESOL. You are sure to find a membership type that’s right for you.

Membership in TESOL opens up a world of opportunity

Whatever your area of expertise, you can find the groups that are the best fit for you. The 21 TESOL interest sections offer numerous leadership opportunities along with online networking, professional development, and the ability to share knowledge and research in numerous areas of practice. Join one or many Interest Sections. It’s up to you. Download a TESOL brochure that gives you everything you need to know about TESOL International Association.

Institutional Professional Development Bundles

Now available from TESOL, these bundles provide a package of professional development opportunities for institutional staff. Packages include registrations to TESOL courses, certificate programs, and meetings along with Professional memberships. All bundles are designed for various budget and staff sizes. Read More.

Membership Categories & Dues

Membership Level

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Professional Member



Professional Member with an annual income of US $25,000 or less



New Professional



For teachers who have been teaching less than 3 years. If you have been teaching for 3 years or more years, please choose Professional Member.

Global Professional (About Global Professional Membership)



For residents of countries with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of less than US$15,000, as determined by the World Bank This category carries full membership rights and privileges. Requires a valid e-mail address.

Retired Professional



For retired professional who have been TESOL members for 5 of the past 10 years. Verification of retirement is required for first year of Retired Professional membership.

Student Member



For students who are at least half time at a degree-granting institution. Student members must verify enrollment with either a note from an academic advisor or a copy of a valid student ID. After 6 years as a Student Member, you will be automatically converted to a New Professional member.

Verification can be provided by sending an email from your advisor to 
members@tesol.org with TESOL Student Verification in the subject line, faxed to +1 240-396-5631, attention TESOL Student Verification or mailed to: TESOL Member Services, Attn: Student Verification, 1925 Ballenger Ave., Ste. 550, Alexandria, VA 222314 USA.

Add a TESOL Quarterly subscription to your membership

If you selected a 2-year membership, you must subscribe to your journal for 2 years.
TESOL Quarterly
1 Year 2 Year

 Electronic access only



 Electronic  and print



 For Global Professionals
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Membership Payment Options

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