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Official TESOL Linkages

Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) 
http://www.cea-accredit.org/

The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation(CEA) is responsible for the accreditation of postsecondary English language programs and institutions in the United States. Intensive English programs within a university or college that is already accredited and independent stand-alone English language institutions may seek CEA accreditation. Accreditation involves an extensive self-study showing compliance with the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions, review by trained peer reviewers, and evaluation by the Commission.

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
http://www.iatefl.org/

IATEFL links, develops, and supports English language teaching professionals worldwide.

TESL Canada
http://www.tesl.ca/

TESL Canada is a national organization dedicated to advancing communication and coordinating awareness of issues for those concerned with English as a second language and English skills development. The organization promotes advocacy for ESL learners, unifies teachers and learners by providing a forum and network capabilities, supports the sharing of knowledge and experiences across Canada, and represents diverse needs and interests in TESL nationally and internationally.

TESOL International Research Foundation (TIRF)
http://www.tirfonline.org/

TIRF is a non-profit organization whose goal is to generate new knowledge about English language teaching and learning domestically and abroad. TIRF plans to apply the research to practical language problems, launching a coordinated effort among ESL authors, publishers, philanthropic foundations, government agencies, and major companies towards a unified development program to collect, organize, and disseminate its findings.