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National Association for teaching English and other community languages to adults (NATECLA)

NATECLA (National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults) is the national forum and professional organization for ESOL teachers. NATECLA fosters the following values:

  • Independence and professionalism in language education;
  • Support for ESOL and community languages practitioners and learners;
  • High quality, relevant training opportunities, both locally and nationally;
  • Respect for diversity and multilingualism;
  • Expert advice to government bodies and other agencies; and
  • Campaigns which promote and protect ESOL and community languages.