Become a TESOL Affiliate

TESOL International Association offers affiliate benefits to state, national, and regional organizations of English language educators. 

TESOL affiliation connects you to:
  • A global network of regional English language organizations represented in North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, and Africa. 
  • Opportunities to improve language teaching by fostering the exchange of ideas, resources, information, newsletters, and reflective experiences through online discussions, partnerships, conferences, and workshops.
  • Consultants, advisers, and leading educators involved in organizational management, membership development and retention, leadership and professional development, and more.

An organization of teachers of English to speakers of other languages that supports the mission of TESOL may become an affiliate under the following conditions:

  • The organization represents a distinct geographical membership region and/or distinct professional constituency.
  • It endorses TESOL's mission statement.
  • At least 3 members of the executive committee or other governing board are members of TESOL, one of whom must be the President.
  • It has means of regularly scheduled communication, such as a newsletter to disseminate information among its members.
  • It has a constitution providing for continuity of administration of the group, as by overlapping terms for members of the governing board, rotation of officers, or a permanent executive secretaryship.
  • It holds at least one annual meeting of its general membership.
  • It has at least 50 members in good standing.
  • It's not in violation of any applicable laws in its state/province, country, or region.

When a new affiliate is approved, the president signs an agreement with TESOL that states the responsibilities of both parties.  Learn about becoming an affiliate:

Prospective Affiliate Information and Application