Resource Directories

Professional Organizations

 
An alphabetized directory of English language teaching professional organizations.
 
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IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
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With over 4,000 members IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world. They provide assistance in helping new groups to establish their own a local Teachers' Association, including advice on how they can make the most of support and funding benefits.

INGED (English Language Education Association of Turkey)
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The association, which was founded in 1995, aims to bring together English Language Professionals from all levels of education in Turkey. Anybody who is involved in English teaching in or outside Turkey can join INGED.

JALT (The Japan Association For Language Teaching)
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Description:

JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.

KOTESOL (Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Description:

KOTESOL is a professional organization for teachers. They have eleven local chapters that host regular meetings featuring presentations and workshops designed to help teachers improve their teaching. They also host regional, national, and international conferences each year. Their mission statement is “To promote scholarship, disseminate information, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding among persons concerned with teaching and learning of English in Korea.”

KSAALT (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers)
Description:

KSAALT aims to provide English Language and English teachers with monthly professional development seminars and an environment for social networking. The seminars vary in topic from workshops on methods and techniques directly applicable to classroom teaching and on academic or pedagogical teaching issues. Their monthly presenters vary from members sharing their knowledge or invited international guests notable in the TEFL / TESL field.

MATE (Moroccan Association of Teachers of English)
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MATE encourages contacts among teachers in Morocco on the one hand, and between these teachers and teachers of English in other countries on the other hand. They contribute to the improvement of the teaching of English in Morocco, and encourage research in the field of teaching English as a foreign language in Morocco.

MATE TESOL Haiti (Miragoane Association of Teachers of English)
Description:

MATE TESOL Haiti is a non-profit organization administered by volunteers from Miragoane who have shared their vision and objective of the organization.

MexTESOL
Description:

Focusing on the special circumstances of teaching and learning English in Mexico, the MEXTESOL Journal publishes articles dealing with both practical and theoretical topics of interest to the classroom teacher. Articles and book reviews related to EFL teaching in Mexico and in similar situations throughout the world are accepted for publication. Articles may be written in English or Spanish. Abstracts are to be written in both languages.

NALDIC (National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum)
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NALDIC is the national subject association for English as an additional language (EAL). Their mission is to promote the effective teaching and learning of EAL and bilingual pupils in UK schools. They provide a welcoming, professional forum to learn more about EAL and bilingual learners.

NATE Russia
Description:

NATE Russia is a professional association of teachers of English in Russia working in different regions and at different levels: pre-school, secondary school, higher education, in-service training, additional education. Its mission is to promote English language teaching and to develop the expertise of its members and other ELT professionals in Russia. NATE is an affiliate of TESOL and works in close cooperation with the English Language Office of Public Affairs Section at the USA Embassy in Moscow and the British Council.

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