English as a Second Language

  • American Council  on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) ACTFL is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL's mission is providing vision, leadership and support for quality teaching and learning of languages. ACTFL is uniquely positioned to lead this endeavor by meeting the needs of language professionals, ensuring a dynamic and responsive organization, working proactively through advocacy and outreach, working to ensure that the language-teaching profession reflects the racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity of U.S. society, and promoting research that impacts the development of professional programs and enhances the quality of language teaching and learning.
  • California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) CATESOL, founded in 1969, is a nonprofit organization open to anyone concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language, standard English as a second dialect, or bilingual education. CATESOL is an association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy. CATESOL's vision is to be the trusted authority for knowledge and expertise in English language teaching and learning.
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) CASLT, established in 1970, has grown from a small team of volunteers dedicated to supporting second language teachers into a multi-level organization. CASLT's vision is to provide excellence in teaching languages. CASLT fosters and advances professional excellence in the teaching of languages in Canada. CASLT supports its members by promoting the advancement of language learning and teaching throughout Canada, by creating opportunities for professional development, by initiating and disseminating research, and by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among language educators.
  • Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) CAELA was created to help states build their capacity to promote English language learning and academic achievement of adults learning English. CAELA accomplishes its mission through the following tasks: 1) Leading an initiative to build state capacity for improving the skills of teachers and administrators in adult ESL programs, 2) Developing an easy-to-use repository of resources (e.g., research studies, instructional curricula, information on language acquisition) that are accessible through the CAELA Web site, 3) Producing easily accessible materials that synthesize research and make applications to practice, 4) Developing a toolkit of training materials for professional developers, and 5) Providing technical assistance to adult ESL teachers, programs, and states.
  • Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) CALICO is an international organization dedicated to research and development in the use of computer technology in language learning: computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and in second language acquisition. CALICO includes foreign language educators, programmers, technicians, web page designers, CALL developers, CALL practitioners, novice CALL users, second language acquisition researchers–anyone interested in exploring the use of technology for foreign language teaching and learning. CALICO publishes a thrice-yearly publication, CALICO Journal, devoted to the dissemination of research in the use of technology in language learning.
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world. IATEFL's mission is to link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals worldwide. This mission is achieved through: regular publications, including six copies of our magazine IATEFL Voices and a free conference selections publication; the Annual International Conference with an extensive programme of talks and workshops; sixteen Special Interest Groups to help teachers develop their own lines of interest; reduced rates on a number of selected professional journals; funding support through Scholarships so that deserving teachers can get involved in our Annual Conference, SIG events and online courses; links with Teachers' Associations in other countries for teachers to share knowledge and experience; and assistance in helping new groups to establish their own a local Teachers' Association, including advice on how they can make the most of support and funding benefits.
  • National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Since 1975, NABE has been a non-profit membership organization that works to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society. NABE’s priorities include: iImproving instructional practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children; providing bilingual educators with more high-quality professional development opportunities; securing adequate funding for the programs serving limited-English-proficient students; and keeping the rights of language-minority Americans clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with educational reforms. NABE's mission is to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events. NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. NCTE promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.
  • Teachers of English as a Second Language - Canada (TESL Canada) TESL Canada Federation is the national federation of English as a Second Language teachers, learners and learner advocates. TESL Canada's mission is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second or additional language in partnership with its constituent provincial and territorial associations, and like-minded national and international organizations. TESL Canada's values: 1) Excellence in language, settlement, and refugee programs; 2) National standards for professional certification and teacher training program recognition; 3) Working together with provincial and territorial associations on common goals; 4) Promoting ongoing professional development; 5) Research and scholarship in the field of teaching and learning ESL; 6) Linguistic rights for individuals and communities; 7) Equality of employment opportunity for qualified non-native English-speaking and native English-speaking teachers; and 8) Assisting with English language development while still protecting Ancestral languages for speakers of Indigenous first languages.
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association (TESOL) TESOL is an international association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy. TESOL's core values include: 1) professionalism demonstrated by excellence in standards, research, and practice that improve learning outcomes, 2) respect for diversity, multilingualism, multiculturalism, and individuals’ language rights, 3) integrity guided by ethical and transparent action, and 4) commitment to life-long learning. TESOL's vision is to become the trusted global authority for knowledge and expertise in English language teaching.

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English as a Second Language (Posted 01/20/18)
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ

English as a Second Language (Posted 01/20/18)
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Danvers, MA

Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ

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