What’s happening with TESOL Affiliates worldwide? Find out in Philadelphia!

Have you ever wondered what TESOL affiliates are doing to enhance ELT in their regions around the world? If so, Philadelphia is the place to answer that question!

Did you know there are more than 100 teachers’ organizations all over the world which are TESOL affiliates and they gather around 50.000 members worldwide?

According to the TESOL website

affiliates are independent, autonomous associations affiliated with TESOL INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION and each other as members of the TESOL community. TESOL affiliates offer English language educators professional information and support within their geographic regions. These affiliates have the opportunity to improve language teaching by fostering the exchange of ideas, resources, information, newsletters, and reflective experiences through online discussions, partnerships, conferences, and workshops.

During the upcoming TESOL convention in the beautiful city of Philadelphia, teachers’ organizations from all over the world will be able to share their experiences  at the Affiliate Booth, which will be located near the registration area. For 1 hour, each affiliate will have the opportunity to interact with other members, answer questions, and share ideas and expertise in the organization of successful events in their areas. The schedule is below.

Thursday, 28 March
9:00 am–10:00 am: TESOL Italy & JALT
10:00 am–11:00 am: MATE-TESOL Haiti & Venezuela TESOL
11:00 am–12:00 pm: MexTESOL
12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Panama TESOL & Sunshine State TESOL
1:00 pm–2:00 pm: NJTESOL/NJBE & Argentina TESOL
2:00 pm–3:00 pm: (during Affiliate Editor’s meeting)
3:00pm–4:00 pm: TESOL Spain
4:00 pm–5:00 pm: ANUPI-TESOL
5:00 pm–6:00 pm: Yakut TESOL

Friday, 29 March
9:00 am–10:00 am: Three Rivers TESOL
10:00 am–11:00 am: (Affiliate Assembly)
11:00 am–12:00 pm: TESOL Greece
12:00 pm–1:00 pm: TESOL Greece & California TESOL
1:00 pm–2:00 pm: Colorado TESOL & NYS TESOL
2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Yakut TESOL
3:00pm–4:00 pm: TESOL Chile
4:00 pm–5:00 pm: ASOCOPI & NNETESOL
5:00 pm–6:00 pm: Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic

Saturday, 30 March
10:00 am–11:00 am: Association of Teachers of English in Senegal
11:00 am–12:00 pm: TESOL France

Hope to see you all there,


About Eve

I am a graduate from Carabobo University, Venezuela, holding a Master's degree in Reading and Writing and currently undertaking a Master´s degree in TESOL in England. I have worked as an English teacher at all levels for the last 12 years not only in Valencia, Venezuela but also abroad, specifically in UK. I have been a teacher at Universidad de Carabobo, Faculty of Education since 2003, coordinating different subjects and modules dealing with ELT and ELL. I have been an active member of VenTESOL since 1999 starting as a regional representative and organizing several successful events ever since. Now I hold the 1st vice-presidency.
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