Directory of Worldwide ESL/EFL Professional Associations

A list of ESL and EFL professional associations around the world for networking and advancing your TEFL career.

Here’s a list of ESL and EFL professional associations around the world. These associations hold conferences, courses, and other events, giving you opportunities to meet and network with other teachers and professionals, improve your teaching skills and knowledge and advance your TEFL career!

Thanks to iTEP for compiling and providing this list.

Quick links

International Associations
USA – by state
North America
South America
Europe
Oceania
Asia
Middle East and North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
ESL/EFL Associations – Facebook groups

International Associations

English Language Testing Society
International Association of Teachers of EFL (IATEFL)
International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

USA – By state

Alabama

Alabama-Mississippi TESOL

Arizona

Arizona TESOL

Arkansas

Arkansas TESOL

California

California TESOL

Connecticut

Connecticut TESOL

Colorado

Colorado TESOL

Delaware

PennTESOL-East

Florida

Sunshine State TESOL of Florida

Georgia

Georgia TESOL

Hawaii

Hawaii TESOL

Idaho

Intermountain TESOL

Illinois

Illinois TESOL
Illinois Association of Multilingual Multicultural Education

Indiana

Indiana TESOL

Iowa

MidAmerica TESOL

Kansas

MidAmerica TESOL

Kentucky

Kentucky TESOL

Louisiana

Louisiana TESOL

Maine

Northern New England TESOL

Maryland

Maryland TESOL

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Association of TESOL

Michigan

Michigan TESOL

Minnesota

Minnesota TESOL

Mississippi

Alabama-Mississippi TESOL

Missouri

MidAmerica TESOL

Nebraska

MidAmerica TESOL

New Hampshire

Northern New England TESOL

New Jersey

New Jersey TESOL
PennTESOL-East (South New Jersey)

New Mexico

New Mexico TESOL

New York

New York State TESOL

North Carolina

Carolina TESOL

North Dakota

Dakota TESOL

Ohio

Ohio TESOL

Oklahoma

Oklahoma TESOL

Oregon

Oregon TESOL

Pennsylvania

PennTESOL-East

Puerto Rico (U.S. Territory)

Puerto Rico Tesol

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Teachers of English Language Learners

South Carolina

Carolina TESOL

South Dakota

Dakota TESOL

Tennessee

Tennessee TESOL

Texas

Texas TESOL
Texas TESOL Region III
Texas TESOL Region V

Utah

Intermountain TESOL

Vermont

Vermont Northern New England TESOL

Virginia

Virginia TESOL

Washington

Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. TESOL

West Virginia

West Virginia TESOL

Wisconsin

Wisconsin TESOL

Wyoming

Intermountain TESOL

North America

USA

American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)
Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar (ATEG)
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Canada

British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BCTEAL)
Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT)
Societe Pour la Promotion de l’Enseignement de l’Anglais (SPEAQ)
TESOL British Columbia
TESL Canada
TESL Ontario
TESL Nova Scotia
TESL Saskatchewan
Teachers of English as a Second Language of New Brunswick (TESLNB)

Mexico

Mexican TESOL (MEXTESOL)
Asociación Nacional Universitaria de Profesores de Ingles, A.C. (ANUPI)

South America

Argentina

Argentina TESOL (ARTESOL)

Brazil

TESOL Brazil
BELTA (The Brazilian Educational & Language Travel Association)

Europe

Austria

The International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)

Croatia

Croatian Association of Teachers of English (TESOL Croatia/HUPE)

Czech Republic

Czech Republic Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic (ATECR)

France

Rassemblement National des Centres de Langue de l’Enseignement Superieur (RANACLES)
TESOL France

Germany

English Teachers’ Association, Berlin/Brandenburg (ELTABB)
English Language Teachers’ Association Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar (ELTAF)
English Language Teachers’ Association Rhine (ELTAR)
English Language Teachers’ Association Stuttgart (ELTAS)
Hamburg English Language Teaching Association (HELTA)
Munich English Language Teachers’ Association (MELTA)

Greece

TESOL Greece

Hungary

IATEFL Hungary (IATEFL-H)

Italy

TESOL Italy

Poland

IATEFL Poland

Portugal

Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Ingles (APPI)

Russia

National Association of Teachers of English- Russia (NATE)

Spain

TESOL Spain

Switzerland

English Teachers’ Association of Switzerland (ETAS)

Turkey

English Language Education Association (ELEA)
TESOL Turkey

United Kingdom

British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)
National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC)
Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (SATEFL)
ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)

Oceania

Australia

Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA)

New Zealand

TESOL Association of Aotearoa New Zealand

Asia

Pan-Asian organisations

Asia-Pacific Association for CALL (APACALL)
Asia TEFL
TESOL ASIA

Cambodia

Cambodian TESOL (CamTESOL)

Japan

Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)
Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

Nepal

Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA)

Pakistan

Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT)

Taiwan

English Teachers’ Association-Republic of China (ETA-ROC)

Thailand

Thailand TESOL

South Korea

KOTESOL

Middle East and North Africa

Egypt

Nile TESOL

Israel

English Teachers’ Association of Israel (ETAI)

Lebanon

Association of Teachers of English in Lebanon (ATEL)

Morocco

Moroccan Association of Teachers of English (MATE)

Saudi Arabia

TESOL Arabia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria

English Language Teachers Association of Nigeria

ESL/EFL Associations – Facebook groups

Armenia

Armenia Association of English Teachers of Armenia (AELTA)

Czech Republic

Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic (ATECR)

Russia

St. Petersburg English Language Teachers’ Association (SPELTA)
Yakut TESOL

Venezuela

Venezuela TESOL (VenTESOL)

iTEP

This list was compiled by iTEP, the International Test of English Proficiency, who provide English language proficiency tests for schools, universities and business. You can now certify your English proficiency online with results in 24 hours.

Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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