Incorporated in 1966, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), is a global association for English language teaching (ELT) professionals. The association is headquartered in Alexandria,Virginia, USA. It encompasses a network of approximately 60,000 educators worldwide, comprising more than 11,500 individual members and an additional 42,000 educators within the 100-plus TESOL global affiliate associations.
English as a Foreign Language Interest Section (EFL-IS) is the largest interest section in TESOL with 3321 members, including 1502 primary members and 1502 secondary members from over 40 countries and regions (This is based upon TESOL Central Office’s statistics by October 2010).
EFL-IS facilitates idea exchanges on global and specific EFL/ESL issues, bringing together professionals who have had or intend to have EFL/ESL experiences in different countries, and provides an global network on teaching positions and professional interests.
TESOL Membership Statistics by October 2010
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