Connect With Colleagues

Update Your Interest Sections

Add additional interest sections or change your interest sections.

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The TESOL Community

Join discussions, participate in listserves.

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Search the Resource Center

Get instant access to lesson plans, teaching tips, activities, assessment tools, and more.

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Update Your Community Profile

Add a photo, update your bio, add an email address to your community profile.

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Affiliates—Regional Organizations

Affiliates are independent, autonomous associations affiliated with TESOL and each other as members of the TESOL community. TESOL affiliates offer English language educators professional information and support within their geographic regions, and are led by the Affiliate Leadership Council (ALC).

TESOL welcomed its first affiliates in 1969, when nine associations applied were granted affiliate status. TESOL is affiliated with more than 100 independent associations that serve nearly 50,0000 professionals.

Note: TESOL membership does not include membership in any regional TESOL affiliate, nor does membership in a TESOL affiliate include membership in the worldwide TESOL association.

Find a TESOL Affiliate

The Worldwide Affiliate Directory lists all current TESOL affiliates and provides links to affiliate websites, when available. TESOL also has an Affiliate Leadership Council that serves as a liaison to the affiliate community, and it hosts an interactive online forum for current affiliate leaders. To be added to the Affiliate Leaders' Community, send a request to Advocacy & Professional Relations.

Access Affiliate Benefits

Take advantage of the benefits and services offered to current TESOL affiliates.

Become a TESOL Affiliate

Learn about the benefits, requirements, and processes for becoming an official affiliate of TESOL International Association.