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.