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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.

KOTESOL aims to address the need for professional development activities. Its members are active in all sorts of roles across the educational community, including expatriate teachers and Koreans, as well as teachers and friends abroad. Thus KOTESOL is a very unique and special place to share its wisdom and to meet practical needs to make English education in Korea better and enhanced. KOTESOL also publishes The English Connection (TEC) quarterly, the KOTESOL Proceedings annually at the time of the International Conference, and the Korea TESOL Journal (KTJ). Its international Conference is held every autumn, and National Conference each spring. It has successfully hosted more than 20 major annual international conferences, the recent conferences featured more than 240 sessions and 1300 attendees from within and beyond Korea–firmly rooted in our 10 regional chapters — each chapter has their own workshops and mini-conferences.

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.

NileTESOL is a professional association for all those individuals who are actively involved in the development of the teaching of English and in teaching content in English in Egypt and globally. NileTESOL operates as a part of the English Studies Division of the School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo through a Board of Directors from the EFL community in Egypt. Members of the Board serve as volunteers on a rotating basis.

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.

VenTESOL’s mission is to develop expertise in English teaching and learning in Venezuela. Its main objectives are to:

  • Promote research into ELT issues;
  • Strengthen English language teaching and learning at all educational levels in Venezuela;
  • Promote and spread research works in ELT; and
  • Work collaboratively with other teacher organizations with the same interests.

VenTESOL exists thanks to volunteer work done by its members who are actively involved and committed to its mission. Such voluntarism is not easy as most members are full-time teachers, sometimes holding two or more jobs. As part of VenTESOL’s professional development program, we organize events all over the country which is divided into seven different regions. Our annual national convention is a very successful event, which takes place in May. It’s the biggest event of the year. The annual VenTESOL National Convention brings together over 700 professionals.

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 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 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.

MATE aims to:

  • Contribute to the improvement of the teaching of English in Morocco;
  • Encourage contacts among teachers in Morocco on the one hand, and between these;
  • Teachers and teachers of English in other countries on the other hand;
  • Encourage research activities;
  • MATE study days (all over the country);
  • Annual conference (yearly);
  • Regional mini-conferences (mainly by local branches);
  • SIG (special interest group) colloquia;
  • Colloquia on NGO management, quality of services etc.;
  • Conferences on language planning, translation, etc; and
  • Participation in regional and international conferences.

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.

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. en/default.asp

The China English Language Education Association (CELEA) is a professional organization under the aegis of the China Foreign Language Education Association. The aims of the Association are as follows:

  • To unite the academics engaged in English teaching and research at colleges and universities in China;
  • To promote academic research in the field of applied linguistics and the improvement of English language teaching in China; and
  • To promote academic exchanges in China and exchanges with international academic organizations.

ELTA Serbia—English Language Teachers’ Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organization affiliated to IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teachers of English to speakers of other languages). ELTA brings together primary and secondary English teachers, teachers working in higher education, language schools, students of English, all language professionals and professionals-to-be interested in ensuring excellence in English language teaching.

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.

LEVENDE Talen (Living Languages) aims to:
• Provide and develop language teaching in all living languages in a broad sense;
• Provide a platform for language teachers; and
• Represent interests of language teachers.

To achieve these goals, LEVENDE Talen organizes seminars and conferences on language teaching, informs its members about news and developments in the field with these magazines Levende Talen Magazine and Levende Talen Tijdschrift, via newsletters, via the website and via social media LinkedIn and Twitter.

TESOLANZ is the New Zealand national association of teachers and tutors of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at all levels of education from pre-school to tertiary. The Association was formed at the Second National Conference on Community Languages and ESOL in Wellington in August 1990, and became an incorporated society in 1994. It is affiliated to the international associations Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc. (TESOL) and the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

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.

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.

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.