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TESOL Programs

TESOL Self-Study Courses

Fundamentals, Adult Learners, Young Learners & more

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TESOL Certificate: Advanced Practitioner

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TESOL Certificate: Developing An Online Teaching Program

6 January – 28 June 2020

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TESOL Core Certificate Program

January 2020 Cohort
Applications Due: 4 December 2019

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TESOL Back-to-School Resources

We know how hard teachers work, and in times like these it can be even more challenging. To help prepare you for returning to the classroom, whether online or in-person, we have curated back-to-school resources to support you as you navigate this new educational landscape. Take some time to explore our many resources for English language teaching across our platforms! 

TESOL Resource Center

The TESOL Resource Center contains lesson plans, teaching tips, activities, assessment tools, and much more! Can't find what you need? Be sure to check back: New resources are posted frequently.


Read the latest blog posts from TESOL which discuss emerging issues in the field of English language teaching and provide teaching resources. Subscribe to stay in the know!

TESOL Connections

All members can subscribe to TESOL Connections (TC), a monthly online membership newsletter that features practical articles and useful resources for English language teachers as well as TESOL International Association news.

Featured Articles

Creating an Interculturally Competent Classroom

by Heather Smyser

Learn how to design and implement a learning environment that is more responsive to and inclusive of learners’ needs. Read More 


ESL Teacher Leadership: Delivering Professional Development

by Michelle Benegas & Amy Stolpestad

ESL teachers need to be equipped to be language experts and PD facilitators: Learn why and how. Read More


Spotlight on Online Classroom Management

by Robyn Stewart

Now that you've established the content for your new online class, it's time to turn to the learner experience. These ideas will help you enhance your online teaching. Read More

TESOL Journal & TESOL Quarterly

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Interest Section Webinars

Explore TESOL Interest Section webinars, which focus on current practice and research in specific areas of English language teaching and learning.

Upcoming Webinars

B-MEIS Webinar: Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens

15 September 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET

This webinar focuses on envisioning TESOL through a translanguaging lens from different perspectives. It aims to open critical dialogues on theorizing and implementing translanguaging in TESOL. Learn more and sign up!

Past Webinars

Watch the recordings of these recent webinars!

TESOL Virtual Seminars

Past Virtual Seminars

TESOL members can access past virtual seminars for free in the TESOL Resource Center. Select virtual seminars are available to nonmembers for purchase in the TESOL Press Bookstore.


Teaching Newcomer Students in the Time of COVID-19

By Katharine Davies Samway, Lucinda Pease-Alvarez, And Laura Alvarez, Ph.D. | 17 June 2020

Are you looking for guidance on how to best support your newcomer English learners, especially during the COVID-19 crisis with the need to teach remotely? Feeling overwhelmed? Based on research and decades of experience, the webinar presenters will provide you with instructional practices and activities that will help you develop newcomers as readers and writers of English and engage them in content learning across the curriculum. Equally important, they will share how you can advocate for these vulnerable students, many of whom have experienced multiple challenges in their home countries or in the United States, including poverty, violence, and political persecution. Learn More


Synchronous Interactivity in Online Language Learning

By Dawn Bikowski and Sandy Wagner | 08 May 2020

Face-to-face communications in the wake of our current pandemic have necessitated the need for teacher to student interactions via synchronous chat. With this migration to a completely online learning environment, blending face-to-face components with asynchronous learning activities, time with the instructor can capitalize on the interactive nature online offers and provide students with ways to better engage with content and other students. Learn More


Enhancing Young Learners' Intercultural Understanding

By David Valente | 26 Feb 2020

The call for increased understanding between cultures has never been louder or more urgent, particularly in the world of education. But, how can English teachers working with young learners move beyond narrowly focusing on language and include a strong intercultural learning element? This seminar offers teachers creative approaches to respond to this call to action, carefully crafted for the young learner English classroom. Learn More

Online Courses

Take part in one of TESOL's upcoming online courses and workshops to help busy TESOL professionals develop leadership skills, improve core competencies, and stay abreast of the latest developments in the dynamic field of English language teaching and learning.

Upcoming Instructor-Led Courses

New! Supporting English Language Learners with Exceptional Needs 

21 September - 1 November 2020

Through 15 September receive 10% off with code SUPPORT10!

Gain a deeper understanding of disabilities and how to support your English language learners with special needs using successful strategies and practices. Activities and projects will be tied to your specific role and teaching environment. Learn more and register!

TESOL: Training for Trainers

30 September - 10 November 2020

Assess the needs of your current continuing professional development program and explore ways to boost or transform your program’s profile by using the latest techniques and technologies. Learn more and register!

Certificate Programs

Invest in yourself with TESOL's certificate programs and sharpen your teaching and leadership skills while advancing your career.

TESOL Certificate: Advanced Practitioner

Build on your knowledge base by exploring an area of expertise in depth and then contribute to the field by presenting or publishing your findings. Learn more and register!