TESOL CHILE became active in 2004 with its first national conference in August and its first international conference in December. The election of officers in December made Mary Jane Abrahams the president for a 2-year term. TESOL Chile became an official affiliate of TESOL international in 2005. Since its beginning, the organization has actively sought ways to unite English teachers in Chile and to foster professional development. TESOL CHILE’s mission is to strengthen the effective teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language in the nation of Chile while respecting individuals’ language and cultural backgrounds.