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Get Involved with TESOL International Association

There are many opportunities to to be a leader in your profession, from serving on a committee to contributing to active peer-to-peer learning through an interest section. Whether your talents and interests lie in research, writing articles, taking an active part in important discussions on timely topics, mentoring new members, or volunteering through formal leadership opportunities with TESOL or an affiliate, TESOL International Association has a place for you. Both you and your association will benefit from your active involvement in your profession.

Make a difference: volunteer, share your knowledge, experience the benefits of community.
  • Become a leader of the association through service on a committee, task force, or other group. Visit the Communities area for links to different association entities.
  • Learn from others by participating in professional development workshops and events. Visit TESOL's Attend & Learn section to learn more.
  • Increase your professional expertise and help advance the field by becoming a New Member Welcome Program Membership Guide.
  • Join and participate in communities of practice. Visit MyTESOL to connect with interest sections and affiliates.
  • Volunteer at on-site networking events like the annual TESOL Convention & English Language Expo.
  • Advocate for your profession and your students. Learn about all of TESOL's advocacy efforts and resources.
  • Share your expertise by leading professional development events and presenting your work to others. Visit the convention website to learn how to submit a proposal for a professional development event.
  • Publish your research through TESOL publications (serials, newsletters, and printed books). 
  • Support the association financially through its annual fund, planned giving, and donations to the awards and grants program.
  • Review applications for TESOL grants, scholarships, and excellence awards.