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TESL Canada’s Mission is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second or additional language in partnership with its constituent provincial and territorial associations, and like-minded national and international organizations.

TESL Canada’s Values:

  • Excellence in language, settlement, and refugee programs;
  • National standards for professional certification and teacher training program recognition;
  • Working together with provincial and territorial associations on common goals;
  • Promoting ongoing professional development;
  • Research and scholarship in the field of teaching and learning ESL;
  • Linguistic rights for individuals and communities;
  • Equality of employment opportunity for qualified non-native English-speaking and native English-speaking teachers; and
  • Assisting with English language development while still protecting Ancestral languages for speakers of Indigenous first languages.

SPEAQ is a professional association concerned with the teaching of English as a second language in the province of Quebec. The aims and objectives of the association are as follows:

  • To bring together in association those persons engaged or interested in the teaching of English as a second language in Québec;
  • To study, promote, protect and develop the professional, social and economic interests of its members;
  • To facilitate communication among the different levels of teaching of English as a second language in Québec;
  • To facilitate communication between teachers of English as a second language in Québec and other persons or groups interested in the teaching of English as a second language;
  • To create a favorable climate for the harmonious development of the teaching of English as a second language in Québec;
  • To conduct and to arrange for studies and research with the aim of encouraging or evaluating developments in the teaching of English as a second language in Québec, and to inform its members of such developments; and
  • To print and publish reviews, journals, periodicals and other publications for purposes of information, professional improvement and promotional material publicity in connection with the objects above.

AMATE members are experts in their fields constantly looking for new ways and improvements to secure a high quality in FLT. AMATE cooperates with Ministry of Education, British Council and other institutions, publishers and associations. It is also an associate member of IATEFL. AMATE has been sharing its expertise through accredited seminars and other activities.

The mission of the National Association of English Teachers at University Level (non-profit organization), is to improve the quality of the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL/ESL) in Mexico, to promote the professional development of those involved in the profession, and to initiate and support research in this area.  The objectives of the National Association of English Teachers at University Level are to:

  • Encourage professional development in the teaching of EFL/ESL through the establishment of links between teachers and public and private universities in Mexico, as well as abroad;
  • Support the development of a network for reflection, analysis and systematization of educational practices in Mexico with the objective to share between colleagues our successes and experiences;
  • Publicize and stimulate the activities related to teaching and research with specialists in the area;
  • Organize academic and cultural activities;
  • Establish standards to guarantee quality in academic EFL/ESL teacher training programs at bachelors and graduate levels, as well as design a profile that specifies the knowledge and abilities essential for graduates from these programs;
  • Specify the mechanisms for the certification of teachers that meet the profile and who wish to receive a national or international certification;
  • Establish criteria for the evaluation of teachers who possess different levels of proficiency of the English language; and
  • Accredit academic EFL/ESL teacher preparation programs in Mexico at bachelors and graduate levels.

TEFL in YEMEN is a vital source of pedagogical knowledge and professional development around Yemen and the middle East. The site is a part of the TEFL in YEMEN Association established by the owner of the site, Khaled Alparaty, for the sake of embracing EFL Yemeni Teachers who are willing to improve their professional capabilities online. This Teacher Association has recently been an associate member of the IA TEFL. TEFL in YEMEN is a pioneer pedagogical educational website established and run by a group of Yemeni EFL professionals to hold innovative and creative views for the benefits of ELT, cognitive and practical domains. Its mission is to fight computer illiteracy among Yemeni EFL teachers, and to offer help and assistance by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and achieving partnership and profound mutual understanding with other citizens, especially those professionals of the English speaking countries.

BETA, established 1991 in Sofia, has 23 years of good practice with 23 national conferences (the 24th conference underway) and over 100 active members. BETA also works with teacher training institutions, the Ministry of Education and Science, British Council, Bulgaria, U.S. Embassy, Sofia, major Bulgarian and international publishers and other interested NGOs and individuals. BETA members are English teaching professionals from all educational sectors in Bulgaria – primary, secondary and tertiary, both state and private, teacher trainers and student teachers of English.

Qatar TESOL aims to help EFL/ELT professionals share their expertise and further the efforts to develop English language education in Qatar. Through the resources on this site, conferences and special lectures, we hope to provide a forum for our members to meet and interact professionally. Teachers, administrators, university students are welcomed who are planning on a career in English language teaching, and others who have an interest in teaching. Qatar TESOL was founded in 2001 as Qatar Teachers of English Network (QTEN), but has now evolved into Qatar TESOL, which is an affiliate of TESOL, Inc, the international organization for ELT professionals based in the U.S.

Founded in 1986, BRAZ-TESOL is Brazil’s largest association of teachers of English to speakers of other languages. A not-for-profit organization with a membership of over 2,000 professionals, BRAZ-TESOL is an affiliate of TESOL International (US), IATEFL (UK) and a member of Southern Cone TESOL (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay).

INGED stands for INGILIZCE EGITIMI DERNEGI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION. 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. INGED, the English Language Teachers’ Association in Turkey, is a professional and educational association. It is not related to any political party and does not get involved in politics. INGED it aims to help English teachers and/or anyone involved with English language education through:

  • Exchanging professional experiences, opinions and findings;
  • Following the latest developments in English language education; and
  • Assisting with the development of English language education by using contemporary scientific methods and techniques.

IATEFL Slovenia offers a base for all those teachers who strive to become the best versions of themselves by offering independent, innovative and up-to-date seminars and conferences, regularly keeping our members informed through articles in our newsletters and sharing interesting and relevant information through our social networks on FB and Twitter.The association is a part of The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL). It is primarily intended for Slovene teachers of English, but members from other countries and professions are welcomed as well.

ELTAM is the national English Language Teachers’ Association of the Republic of Macedonia. It is an associate member of IATEFL UK and TESOL USA. ELTAM provides a forum which unites ELT professionals from across the Republic of Macedonia engaged in teaching, studying and conveying research on both the English language and literature, in a methodological context. Its primary goal is to encourage mutual support and make opportunities available for professional development of its members, with the view of improving English language instruction in the country and raising the level of English language learning and acquisition across a broad spectrum of Macedonian professionals, working in different institutions and at various levels. ELTAM unites and assists ESL professionals in their efforts for best teaching practices in correlation with the needs of the Macedonian society at large.

The Estonian Association of Teachers of English (EATE) was founded 23 November 1991 in Tartu, Estonia as EL teachers had felt the necessity to co-operate, get more information about teaching methods and materials and attend in-service training courses. Today there are 260 members from all over Estonia, both schoolteachers and university lecturers, in EATE. EATE has also made enquiries to the Ministry of Education and National Examination Board in connection with the problems about the National Exam in English. EATE members participate in the work of the English Board and various working groups. EATE is a member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) which is our umbrella organisation. EATE members have participated in IATEFL Annual Conferences, 40 teachers are individual members of IATEFL.

TESOL SUDAN is Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Sudan which is abbreviated TESOL Sudan. The association shall be an affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), an international professional organization for those concerned with the teaching of English as Other language. Now TESOL Sudan is working in collaboration with TESOL Arabia Testing, Assessment & Evaluation Special Interest Group. TESOL Sudan was established in 2009 as a non-profit professional organization for teachers of English in Sudan. It is run by seven volunteers as board members who are elected bi-annually. TESOL Sudan is based in Khartoum and funded by membership fees, donations, and sponsorships. So its success depends upon the initiative of sponsors and donors interested in teaching and/or learning the English language to share their vision for the field, stay informed on trends and concerns, inform others, and generate interest and collaboration among TESOL Sudan members. Since we are undergoing the process of being affiliated with TESOL International, we are adopting their mission, values, and vision taking into consideration our local context needs.

KSAALT was created in 2006 and it is entering its 6th year 2011 – 2012. We aim to provide English Language and English-as-a-medium-of-instruction 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. Our monthly presenters vary from members sharing their knowledge or invited international guests notable in the TEFL / TESL field. KSAALT is proud to be a sister organization of such distinguished regional TESOL affiliates as TESOL Arabia, TESOL Egypt, TESOL Qatar and the English Language Association of Turkey. Many KSAALT members are also members of TESOL and other affiliates in the region and in their home countries.

MELTA is a regional professional association for all teachers of English working in the Munich area: freelance teachers at companies, private schools and the VHS as well as state school teachers. Established in 1989, MELTA is part of a wider network of English teachers’ organizations throughout Europe and has especially close ties to other English Language Teachers Associations (ELTAs) in Germany. MELTA is also affiliated to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), based in the UK. MELTA provides a forum for information and experience exchange, training and teacher development and social contact and support. MELTA’s activities include presentations by leading EFL/ESL guest speakers and practical workshops and demonstrations.

The Namibian English Teachers’ Association (NETA) was launched at the Polytechnic of Namibia last year to bring together all stakeholders interested in English Language teaching and other related issues. NETA’s main objectives are to raise awareness about English Language Teaching issues in Namibia and to identify key issues that need addressing within a regional framework and then within a broader all-Southern African Development Community (SADC) perspective. The association also aspires to discuss manageable and realistic channels; to exchange information and to agree on optimal and realistic numbers of ‘active members’ as well as to prepare a common agenda of priorities for Namibia. Furthermore, NETA hopes to be the centre for professional development of teachers and a forum where educators will interact, update themselves on the latest in international educational research and practices as well as learn new skills and bond as an accountable and effective professional community.

TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) France, an affiliate of TESOL Inc. and IATEFL, is a non-profit organization of teachers of English in France run entirely by volunteers. Its purposes are to stimulate professional development, to disseminate information about research, books and other materials related to English, and to strengthen instruction and research.

IATEFL Hungary promotes collaboration among English language teaching professionals by organizing national and international projects with local and global impact. By doing so, it aims to support a high quality of ELT in Hungary for all. IATEFL-Hungary has been a key organization in English language teaching in Hungary since 1990 and has built a prestigious and ever-growing network of ideas and professionals. They can help you take control of your professional life and play an active role in shaping foreign language education.

HUPE (Croatian Association of Teachers of English) is a professional association of people who are involved in ELT. It was set up in June 1992. As a vibrant professional association, it is continually evolving to meet its members’ interests and needs in the range of activities that it undertakes. The aims of HUPE are:

  • To promote and support the teaching of English and teacher education;
  • To promote professional collegiality and cooperation on national and international level;
  • To foster the exchange of ideas, resources, information and experiences amongst language teachers;
  • To disseminate information about language learning;
  • To provide teachers with opportunities for continuous professional development;
  • To provide a consultative service for language teachers;
  • To provide benefits for members;
  • To establish and maintain contacts with international organizations;
  • To organize lectures, meetings, workshops, study groups, conferences;
  • To start projects related to language teaching, education and culture;
  • To represent language teachers in dealing with government and other official bodies on professional matters; and
  • To benefit English language teachers to raise the level of professionalism through ELT.

The Honduran English Language Teachers Association was founded on November 2014 with funding by the U.S. State Department Alumni Innovation Engagement Fund (AEIF). Its mission is to provide quality educational training and varied opportunities for networking to promote ELT improvement throughout Honduras. The association’s vision is to empower English teachers in Honduras pedagogically and methodologically in order to create a country where English is taught through quality instruction and best practices and is available and accessible everywhere and to everyone in Honduras.

The association’s mission and vision is based on the following guiding principles:

  • Learning: HELTA Honduras TESOL aims to address the needs of learners, hence it focuses on learner-centered approaches to training.
  • Collaboration: HELTA Honduras TESOL believes professionals reach success through collaboration which is is why networks and connections are at the core of what they do.
  • Best Practices: Since part of the association’s mission is to make teaching relevant to its learners’ needs and interests, the organizations seeks to utilize best practices in its training programs that can be modified to fit each context in Honduras.
  • Empowerment: HELTA Honduras TESOL strives to include in its programs activities that generate innovation, creativity, and stir curiosity in teachers so that it can promote change and empowerment in teachers.