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.