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The Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) is a professional body committed to the training of teachers, to teach English effectively. Our mission is to provide a professional forum for members and practitioners teaching English as a Foreign or Second language, to facilitate effective communication and to improve the teaching standards of English in Pakistan. We achieve our goals by conducting monthly academic sessions, publishing quarterly journals, facilitating teacher training workshops and organizing annual international conferences on vital themes in the English language niche.


The mission of the association is to establish NELTA as a forum for enhancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional networking, supporting and collaboration. The main aim of NELTA is to improve the teaching and learning of the English language. In order to achieve this aim, NELTA has set the following objectives:

  • To raise the standard of ELT in Nepal by conducting training programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.;
  • To collaborate with the government in various strands such as ELT curricula, materials production, training, etc.;
  • To provide a forum for extending relationship among individuals, institutions and associations having similar goals;
  • To foster the exchange of idea, resources, information and experience among people associated with ELT;
  • To publish ELT materials, journal and periodicals; and
  • To establish a network among the professional association with interests and goal.

With these objectives in mind, NELTA has been working continuously for the betterment of ELT in Nepal. Apart from a Central Office established in the Kathmandu Valley, it has by now established a network of 15 branches, old and young, spread over various geographical regions of the kingdom outside the valley. NELTA’s strength consists in its members (more than 300 life and 2,970 annual). The beauty of NELTA is that its members include teachers from pre-primary to tertiary levels of education, ELT personnel working in the Ministry of Education and Sports, teacher trainers/educators, professionals associated with ELT and faculties from different Universities.

The Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic was founded in January 1990 by a group of teachers of English seeking improvement in the quality of English teaching, exchange of ideas and experience and broad cooperation on national and international level. Membership of ATECR is open to all persons teaching English at all kinds of schools and other institutions, state or private, as well as freelance teachers, of any nationality, working in the Czech Republic. There is also institutional membership. When you join ATECR, you connect yourself with other concerned professionals who wish to upgrade the teaching of English as a foreign language in the Czech Republic. Membership is for the calendar year, January through December. As a member, you will receive the ATECR Newsletter, published three times a year as well as other information and registration materials for conferences and other professional events organized by ATECR.

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.

Panama TESOL’s mission is to strengthen the effective teaching and learning of English throughout the Republic of Panama while respecting each individual’s language rights, to promote academic achievement, to disseminate information, and to encourage instruction and research. Effective communication among communities and their individual members is essential for peaceful coexistence and for solving many world problems. Panama TESOL, an association of English language educators who work with learners from diverse cultural backgrounds, is uniquely positioned to give a knowledgeable response at national and local levels, to issues affecting institutions that foster the development of effective human communication.

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.

The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit professional organization which was officially formed in 1982. MELTA’s stated constitutional aim is to promote English language teaching. MELTA is deeply committed to representing all Malaysian English language educators, contributing towards their continuous professional development in line with national goals and aspirations. MELTA is run completely by Malaysian volunteers professionally involved in the teaching of English language and education in the English language. MELTA grew out of two earlier organizations – The English Language Teaching Association and The Selangor English Language Teaching Association and its combined history can be traced to the year 1958. Since then, MELTA has gone through many changes, accommodating itself to the needs of the nation’s English language stakeholders.

FORTELL (Forum for Teachers of English Language and Literature), an autonomous registered body of English teaching professionals, was founded in 1989. The specific goals of FORTELL are to:

  • Revitalize the teaching of English Language and Literature;
  • Enhance professional skills of teachers; and
  • Provide a forum for collaboration and interaction among the professionals in the field.

Some of FORTELL’s activities include:

  • Organizing seminars and workshops in the areas of teaching methodology, materials development, curriculum design and evaluation;
  • Collaborating with other organizations to develop language curriculum;
  • Conducting pre-service and in-service programmes; and
  • Providing consultancy to individuals engaged in ELT programmes.

The full name of IATEFL Poland is Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Języka Angielskiego w Polsce IATEFL Poland. It is also an associate member of IATEFL: International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (a teachers’ organization with its headquarters in Great Britain). Membership to the organization is open to all teachers of English in Poland, both active and retired, and to students of Teacher Training Colleges and English Language Faculties. Regular workshop meetings in regional centers, run by members and/or invited guests, covering matters of professional interest to the members. An annual two or three-day conference, with papers, workshops and presentations, as well as exhibitions of books and other teaching materials. The publication of a newsletter, with articles and other contributions from members of IATEFL all over the world and the administration of the IATEFL Poland web site.

Activities of SIGs (Special Interest Groups), which are sub-units within the Association, have their own membership, meetings, newsletters, etc. Nine SIGs have been set up so far.

The Icelandic Teachers’ Union was founded on 1 January 2000. It is a joint organization for all teachers, head teachers, deputy head teachers, and student counselors, in preschools, primary schools, secondary schools, and music schools – with the exception of head teachers in secondary schools. With 10.000 members, the Icelandic Teachers’ Union is among the largest professional organizations in Iceland. The strength this solidarity provides has been demonstrated during efforts to obtain better salaries and working conditions for teachers, and in negotiations for new wage contracts. The individual teachers’ associations that make up the Icelandic Teachers’ Union work independently, negotiating wage contracts for their own members. The Icelandic Teachers’ Union is concerned with rights and interests that are common to all members, such as pensions, sick leave and parental leave. The Icelandic Teachers’ Union also monitors general developments in wages and working conditions on the Icelandic labor market.

URUTESOL is the Uruguayan Affiliate of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), a large non-profit association of ESL/EFL teachers, based in Alexandria, VA which has affiliates in 144 countries worldwide. URUTESOL is also an associate of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) based in Kent, UK. TESOL and IATEFL organize Conferences, Academies and Institutes annually. URUTESOL aims at bringing together all the English teachers of Uruguay from public as well as from private education and in this way raise the standards of our profession, fostering research in the area and promoting exchanges both at the national and the international level. URUTESOL was founded in 1988. To date, our association has organized several Conventions, nationally and regionally, and many seminars in Montevideo and the provinces. The association has published newsletters and newssheets, welcoming contributions from all members.

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.

The Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. (PALT) is the oldest professional organization of language teachers in the country. It was founded in 1960 by a group of professional language educators headed by Prof. Aurora L. Samonte. Since then the College of Education of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City has been its base. The association primarily devotes itself to the promotion of excellence in language teaching, language education research, and professional development. It does not only concern itself with the teaching of English but also with the teaching of Filipino, local languages, and for some time, foreign languages such as Spanish. PALT holds annual conventions on language teaching that showcase the expertise of the members of the national executive board of officers, its members, and invited scholars here and abroad. In 2001, PALT held its first international conference. It also holds midyear seminar workshops. In its effort to establish scholarship in language education, PALT gives financial assistance to its members through its Thesis/Dissertation Awards and the Research Grant.

ETAI aims to promote professional excellence of the English teaching profession in Israel, and hence the level of English learning by Israeli students. ETAI contributes to the creation of a professional English teachers’ community, whose members provide support for each other and practical teaching ideas through study days and conferences. ETAI is committed to fostering universal humanistic values as an integral part of teaching English in the Israeli educational system. It sees the teaching of English as an international language as a contribution towards global understanding and peace. ETAI is affiliated to both IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) based in the UK and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) based in the USA. ETAI works in close cooperation with the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Education in Israel. ETAI is also in constant contact with the British Council and with the Public Relations Department of the American Embassy. Both generously contribute speakers and materials to our conferences and mini-conferences.

APPI’s activity is focused on improving English language teaching in Portugal. To this effect APPI has been providing their members with a number of opportunities for building their own professional development. APPI’s mission is achieved through consistently appealing to members and teachers of English at large for a lifelong professional updating to be made possible both by APPI’s human and material resources. Since its inception, APPI has gone through various changes in finding the best way to achieve its principal aim: to help improve English language teaching in Portugal embracing teachers of all levels. Maintaining this aim has made APPI expand its professional activities and membership to being one of the largest and most active non-profit-making associations of its kind in Europe.

LATE has been representing teachers of English in Latvia since it was founded in 1992. LATE is an Associate Member of IATEFL. Late runs the best resource centre in Latvia. It has over 5,000 books, tapes, videos and magazines. It organises an annual conference in August in Riga and takes part in special language projects. As a member of LATE you can borrow books etc from the Resource Centre, attend the Annual Conference at a reduced rate and take part in LATE projects, training events and special promotions. Membership fees include: 20 Euros (for new members) and 12 Euros (renewing for members).

TESOL-SPAIN was founded in 1977 as an independent, non-profit making Spanish association of English language teachers. Today, TESOL-SPAIN is a nation-wide organization with a membership that represents all sectors of English language teaching in the country. TESOL-SPAIN is an associate member of two international teacher associations: TESOL Inc. and IATEFL. We also maintain strong links with local teachers’ associations in Spain and abroad.

FAAPI, The Argentine Federation of Associations of Teachers of English is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1971. Through 27 local, regional and provincial Associations of Teachers of English, FAAPI affiliates all certified Teachers of English as a Foreign Language holding degrees granted by national, provincial and private universities, teachers” training colleges as well as other institutions recognized by the National Ministry of Culture and Education.

META, the Mauritania English Teacher Association, is a professional network for teachers of English in Mauritania. The association is open to all teachers of English and welcomes everyone, including private tutors, public school teachers, higher education professors, ministerial inspectors, and instructors from private centers. META functions as an organization to facilitate communication and contact between English teachers throughout Mauritania by holding monthly meetings, sharing methodology and publications, hosting conferences, and communicating via website and email.

The Mexican Association of Teachers of English, A. C. is a professional academic association which seeks to develop in its members, as well as in non-members, the highest standards for teaching English to speakers of other languages so that their students can communicate effectively in all the diverse situations in which they may find themselves. The objectives of the Mexican Association of Teachers of English are to:

  • Promote the professional development of English teachers;
  • Assist teachers in updating their teaching methodology and in expanding their repertoire of teaching techniques in all areas of ELT;
  • Promote research in the field of Applied Linguistics in the area of English Language Teaching;
  • Disseminate, through its professional publications, the results of research and a discussion of classroom practices; and
  • Create, through Academic Saturdays, and Regional and National Conventions, an ongoing forum for training and professional development in the area of ELT.