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TESOL Research Guide: Useful Tools

Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)


TESOL International Association

TESOL ( Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the international association for advancing excellence in English language teaching. Here instructors can find information on upcoming conferences, and other tools to aid in their teaching.

IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)

 According to their website IATEFL's main mission is to link,  develop and support English Language Teaching professionals worldwide.

The Internet TESL Journal

An online resource book for teachers of EFL/ ESL. Contains Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links previously published in The Internet TESL Journal.

Professional Associations

CALICO- Computer Assisted Language Learning Consortium

CALICO, the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium is an international organization dedicated to research and development in the use of computer technology in language learning: computer-assisted language learning (CALL). [CALICO Website]

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

The mission of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is to promote language learning and cultural understanding by serving as a trusted source for research, resources, and policy analysis. Through its work, CAL seeks solutions to issues involving language and culture as they relate to access and equity in education and society around the globe. [CAL Website]

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)

Founded in 1967, the IATEFL is a global professional membership association, and a UK registered charity that exists to  support  English language teachers and other  ELT professionals in their professional development, and provide a forum for sharing  research and teaching experiences.

International Language Institute

Located in the Washington , DC area, the ILI offers intensive English classes as well as 10-week group classes in Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Medical Spanish four times per year.  They also offer an 8 week TESOL/TEFL certificate program.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

NCELA works to support the mission of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Department of Education, in meeting the needs of English learners (ELs) in our schools.

TESOL International Association

TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

Jobs in TESOL

TESOL Career Center

 A service of the TESOL international Association, the career center allows job seekers to search for jobs as well as create a profile and post their resumes. Recruiters can also post EFL/ESL related jobs.

International Language Institute

English First ESL Jobs