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Join the Largest Community of English Language Teaching Professionals


Top 5 Reasons to Join TESOL

  1. Connect and collaborate within the largest association of English language teaching professionals.

  2. Stay current and contribute to research and best practices in the English language teaching field.

  3. Access free and discounted resources and programs that will help you advance your career.

  4. Engage in advocacy efforts to address issues impacting the English language field and learners.

  5. Develop leadership skills through volunteer leader opportunities.

Exclusive Member Benefits

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Discounted courses and publications. 

Leadership skills and recognition.

An active and collaborative English language teaching community.


Membership Types

Choose the membership that’s right for you! Before you join, you’ll need to set up an account. If you join for two years, you’ll save 15% annually. The prices listed are for one year of membership in U.S. dollars. 

When you join, you can add a subscription to TESOL Quarterly, which features work by distinguished researchers in the field of English language teaching. Subscriptions start at US$59.

This is the best option for most people.

Choose this membership type if you earn less than $25,000 annually. 


Designed for teachers with less than three years’ experience. Join for two years and save! 

For individuals residing in countries classified as low, lower-middle, or upper-middle income by the World Bank.

For those who are at least half-time at a degree-granting institution (does not include certificate programs). 

If you have been a TESOL member for five of the past ten years and are now retired, this membership is for you.

TESOL for Organizations

TESOL understands that numerous factors affect your professional development budget. That’s why TESOL offers institutional bundles. The various bundles provide you with the flexibility to choose what you need for your English language teachers. These bundles are available to:

  • Individual schools.
  • Ministries of education.
  • School districts.
  • Local governments.

Membership FAQs

Members have the option to sign up for annual automatic renewal via online payment or the PDF form. Automatic renewal may be canceled at any time by contacting TESOL member services.  

One-year and renewal memberships may be set up and paid for online. Please contact us to set up a two-year membership.

If you prefer to use the PDF membership application, there are several payment options. TESOL accepts most forms of payment in U.S. dollars drawn on U.S. banks.  

Changes in membership length or category require you to contact member services.  

TESOL will provide an invoice in response to a purchase order; however, memberships will not be activated until payment is received.  

No, TESOL membership is individual and nontransferable.

Checks/Money Orders

TESOL accepts personal or corporate checks or money orders. You can send your completed form and payment by mail or fax. 


When joining online, you can choose PayPal as a payment option.

Credit Cards  

TESOL accepts Visa, MasterCard (including check cards), and American Express. You can send your completed form and payment by mail or fax. You may also call TESOL to provide payment information. 

Wire Transfers  

To ensure that your membership is processed without delay, please follow these important instructions:  
1. Prior to wiring payment: Mail, email, or fax the membership application, renewal notice, or other type of notification and indicate that you are paying by wire transfer. TESOL will match the wire transfer to your membership application.  
2. Remitter’s information: Please note the purpose of payment (e.g., membership dues, affiliate dues), name of new or renewing member, and/or institution or company. This step is important to ensure proper crediting.  
3. Be sure to pay all bank handling fees. If you have any questions about wire transfers, please contact us. 


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