Join the TESOL Affiliate Network

Features and Benefits of Affiliation

TESOL International Association provides several features and benefits to support and strengthen the Affiliate Network.These include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities between and among TESOL and affiliate associations both online and at the annual TESOL International Convention
  • Sharing knowledge and information for the mutual benefit of TESOL and affiliated associations to advance the field of English language teaching
  • Opportunities for grants and other resources to support activities of affiliate associations

Criteria for Affiliation

Any professional association meeting specific criteria is eligible to apply for affiliation with TESOL. For the purposes of this policy, professional associations are generally defined as nonprofit or nongovernmental membership organizations that seek to advance a particular profession or field of study. The items below are minimum criteria for potential affiliate associations. Additional criteria may be developed and evaluated annually by the Affiliate Network Professional Council (ANPC).
  • The professional association represents individuals or organizations committed to the effective teaching and learning of English as an additional language.
  • The professional association shares and supports TESOL's mission and values.
  • The professional association is not in violation of any applicable laws in its state/province, country, or region.
  • TESOL also maintains the right to approve the name an affiliate association will use as part of the Affiliate Network.

Download the Prospective Affiliate Information Packet