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TESOL Global Community

Be Part of the Affiliate Network

Become an affiliate or explore worldwide networking and collaboration opportunities.   

TESOL Global Community

Participate in the Affiliate Community

The TESOL community includes more than 100 English language teaching associations worldwide. In addition to being a TESOL member, you may want to enhance your network by joining an affiliate in your region.


Become a TESOL Affiliate

Engage with your colleagues in-person and online. Any professional association meeting our criteria is eligible to apply for affiliation with TESOL. Read the Prospective Affiliate Information Packet.  

Affiliate Benefits

Independent associations that provide professional information and support for English language professionals qualify for the TESOL Affiliate Network. All affiliates support TESOL’s mission and values. Benefits include:

  • Networking and collaboration opportunities 
  • Sharing knowledge to advance the field of English language teaching. 
  • Opportunities to have a virtual speaker on important, relevant topics

Affiliates: Engage With Your Network

TESOL is proud to be a professional home for our Affiliate Network, providing networking and collaboration opportunities.  

  • Affiliate Network Webinars  
    • Members of the Affiliate Network periodically present webinars. Watch previous webinars on the YouTube playlist.
  • myTESOL Online Community 
    • Log in to join the Affiliate Network community to connect with peers in other affiliates.
  • Affiliate News 
    • The affiliate newsletter provides affiliates with the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and resources and generate interest and collaboration with other affiliates. 

Affiliate Benefits

Affiliate Speaker Requests

Need an informative keynote speaker? TESOL board of directors and TESOL staff are available. Read the biographies of the available speakers.

Submit a speaker request.


Affiliates fulfilling all annual requirements receive seven complimentary TESOL individual memberships each year.

View the eligibility criteria and download the complimentary membership application form.  

Review Criteria for Complimentary Memberships


Affiliates have access to complimentary or reduced registration fees for some TESOL events such as the TESOL International Convention.  

Explore the event.

Collaborate on an Event

TESOL International Association annually works with various organizations to hold in-person events. 

Submit a request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any professional association meeting specific criteria is eligible to apply for membership in the TESOL Affiliate Network. Professional associations are generally defined as nonprofit or nongovernmental membership organizations that seek to advance a particular profession or field of study. TESOL affiliates offer English language professionals information and support within their geographic regions. There are more than 100 associations in the TESOL Affiliate Network serving nearly 50,000 professionals worldwide.  

TESOL International Association welcomed its first affiliates in 1969, when nine associations were granted affiliate status. 

Each affiliate association is independent of TESOL International Association with its own governance structure, mission, finances, and members. These associations are affiliated with TESOL International Association and each other as members of the TESOL Affiliate Network. The relationship is governed by the Affiliate Network Policy. 
The purpose of affiliation with TESOL is to encourage the sharing of knowledge and information, and to encourage the development of cooperative events, projects, and initiatives between and among TESOL and affiliate associations to advance expertise in the field of English language teaching.  

Membership in TESOL International Association does not include membership in any regional TESOL affiliate, nor does membership in a TESOL affiliate include membership in TESOL International Association.  

The ANPC is a professional council in the association’s governance system. According to TESOL policy, professional councils are appointed to provide professional expertise to help advance the strategic objectives of the association. 

  • ANPC members are appointed through an open call for applications.  
  • Members make a one-year commitment to serve and can seek to renew their commitment annually for up to three years of service.  
  • Duties and responsibilities are shared among ANPC members.  
  • The ANPC chair is an appointed position from within the council.  

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