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Official TESOL Linkages

Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA)

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)

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

TESL Canada

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)

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.