TESOL International Association

Presentation at an Academic Saturday event with the MexTESOL chapter in Mexico City

TESOL International Association, formerly Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages,[1] is the largest professional organization for teachers of English as a second or foreign language.[2] It was founded in 1966, and is based in Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States.[3] As of 2013 it had 12,100 members worldwide,[4] and it was affiliated with 109 language education organizations, just over half of which were based outside the United States. TESOL's total number of members, including those of affiliate organizations, was around 44,000.[5]

TESOL publishes two peer-reviewed academic journals, the TESOL Quarterly and the TESOL Journal.[6][7] It also offers an insurance program to members, as well as various awards and grants. During the summer, the organization holds professional development seminars called "TESOL Academies" across the United States. It also hosts an annual convention.[2]


  1. Vaughan Rapatahana; Pauline Bunce (2012). English Language As Hydra: Its Impacts on Non-english Language Cultures. Multilingual Matters. pp. xxiii–xxiv. ISBN 978-1-84769-749-3. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  2. 1 2 Simon Collin (1 February 2005). The Guide to English Language Teaching Yearbook 2005. Modern English Publishing. p. 287. ISBN 978-1-904549-08-6. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. Dewi Candraningrum (2008). The Challenge of Teaching English in Indonesian's Muhammadiyah Universities (1958 - 2005): Mainstreaming Gender Through Postcolonial Muslim Women Writers. LIT Verlag Münster. p. 20. ISBN 978-3-8258-1742-8. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  4. "April Membership Statistics" (PDF). TESOL. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  5. "An introduction to TESOL's global affiliates" (PDF). TESOL. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  6. "TESOL Quarterly". TESOL. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  7. "TESOL Journal". TESOL. Retrieved May 26, 2013.

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