Professional Organizations

TESOL-The international TESOL organization based in Alexandria, VA

AAAL-American Asociation of Applied Linguistics-Learn linguist lingo!

WATESOL-Washington, DC area TESOL affiliate

Maryland TESOL-Maryland area TESOL affiliate

VATESOL-Virginia area TESOL affiliate

CAL-Center for Applied Linguistics-Washington, DC area organization of linguists

NCELA-National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition-Boasts an excellent electronic journal library

IATEFL-International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language-the British equivalent of America's TESOL

The Linguist List-How to become a full-fledged linguist! The lingo, the job, all the goodies!

NAFSA-NAFSA: Association of International Education promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the US

TESL-EJ-TESL Electronic Journal ACTFL-The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages-Dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.

Government and International Connections

Metro DC Traveler's Circle-Discuss travel/tips in a friendly, low-key ambiance

The Expat Exchange-Tries to match you with someone already in the country

Third Culture Kids World-For military, State Dept. and other kinds of "brats"

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs-Creates and implements high quality, targeted English language programs in specific regions and countries of the world.

C.I.E.E.-Council for International Exchange of Scholars (FULBRIGHTs & other Opps)

Peace Corps

US State Department-A range of services, including travel advisories

Foreign Service Exam-Study guide for the Foreign Service Exam

CUNY TESL-L Listserv

Send the following information in the body of your email:

SUB TESL-L (your e-mail address) (your first & last name
Send the e-mail to LISTSERV@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU. Once you've subscribed to this main TESL-L listserve you can also subscribe to the following simply by sending the SUB message (with your first and last name only, you don't need to repeat your e-mail address) to the listserv name of your choice:

TESLCA-L (CALL and computer applications)
TESLJB-L(Jobs and Employment)
TESLFF-L (Fluency First/Whole Language)
TESLMW-L (Materials Writers)
TESLIE-L (Intensive English Programs)
TESP-L (English for Specific Purposes)

The TESL-L listserve has now been equipped with a file of games and activites for teaching vocabulary. You can receive this information by following these instructions:

1) Address email to LISTSERV@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU
2) In the body of the mail, type 4 words: SEND VOCAB BOXES TESL-L
3) Send the mail.

Also, there are many useful files in the TESL-L archives. If you would like to see the file list, do the following:

2) In the body of the mail, type these words: INDEX TESL-L
3) Send.

AU Listservs

Thank you for staying connected to the TESOL Program at American University. To be added to any of our lists, please email us at and specify which of the lists you would like to join.

TESOL General List - provides general program announcements applicable to current TESOL students, alumni, faculty, and TESOL professionals; program events open to current students, alumni, faculty, and all interested parties; job announcements; calls for conference proposals and publications; and conference and professional events announcements.

TESOL Student List - current TESOL students are automatically subscribed to this list and will stay subscribed until graduation. The list provides information and announcements intended only for currently enrolled TESOL students.

TESOL Alumni List - for TESOL Program alumni, which provides alumni-specific information and facilitates communication between program alumni.

TESOL Interested Parties List - for anyone interested interested in TESOL Program events and is not subscribed to the TESOL General List. The list only provides announcements regarding events which are open to public.

You may subscribe to more than one list.

Only information about TESOL Program events open to public will be sent to more than one list: the TESOL General List and Interested Parties List.

WATESOL E-Lists: WATESOL has three E-lists for members: the WATESOL Member E-List, the JobBank E-List and the Newsletter E-List.

TESOL Connection : a monthly e-newsletter for TESOL members. Sent the first of each month, it features articles and interviews, Job Link, association news, and links to helpful outside resources.