TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association.) is a well-established organisation based in the USA. It has a very well regarded academic journal (TESOL Quarterly) which has, over the years, published a number of landmark articles. It also holds an annual Convention.

TESOLANZ is an affiliate of TESOL, but it is a separate organisation and you must join TESOL to become a member.


Free TESOL Connections

Did you know that the current issue of TESOL Connections (TC) is free for TESOLANZ members? TC offers interesting feature articles by experts in the field, practical resources, and recent TESOL news—all for English language teachers working in a broad range of contexts worldwide.

You can find the current issue of TC here.

The March 2013 issue, below, is full of useful resources and helpful articles, including a free lesson plan from the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year.


For details of any TESOL Seminars and programmes, see the Conferences page.

TESOL announces the online debut of two TESOL Leadership Development Certificate Program (LDCP) workshops. Part of LDCP Strand 1, the workshops are designed for members who are interested in learning more about the association and in developing their skills as leaders of the association and its affiliates. Developed by TESOL’s board of directors, the LDCP is open to all TESOL members. Participants must be members of TESOL

The Social Responsibility Interest Section (SRIS) joins TESOL as its 21st interest section. SRIS comprises TESOL members who are actively engaged in integrating language teaching with social responsibility, world citizenship, and an awareness of global issues such as peace, human rights, and the environment. The IS aims to promote social responsibility within the TESOL profession and to advance social equity, respect for differences, and multicultural understanding through education. To join SRIS as a primary member or to sign up for the e-list and/or e-newsletter, log on to the TESOL Web site and select “My Communities” in the member toolbox.

2008 Report from Carol Griffiths, TESOLANZ delegate to TESOL.

Further information about TESOL:

TESOL Convention 2007

The 41st Annual TESOL Convention was held from 21-24 March 2007, in Seattle, Washington.

Report to TESOL 2006

2006 Affiliate Report to TESOL


IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) is also a well-established organisation based in the UK. It also has a well-regarded journal (ELT Journal) and holds an annual conference.

TESOLANZ is an affiliate of IATEFL , but it is a separate organisation and you must join IATEFL to become a member.

As a TESOLANZ member, you can join IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) at the special discounted rate. This entitles you to Basic Membership – you receive the regular magazines (Voices), discounts to conferences and publications etc – the main things that a Basic Membership doesn't include are membership of a Special Interest Group and the book of highlights from the annual Conference). If you would like to take up the Basic Membership, take a look at the information on the IATEFL website . Forms for TESOLANZ members to use are available from the TESOLANZ Secretary: Email.

IATEFL Conference


The IATEFL Conference and Exhibition is a major international conference which attracts large numbers of language teaching professionals from around the world.
TESOLANZ was represented at IATEFL China in 2002 and 2004 by Marty Pilott and in Exeter 2008 by Carol Griffiths. Here is Carol's report.

IATEFL 2008 Conference report

Report on affiliations 2006

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