Professional Organizations

TESOL - TESOL International Association

AAAL - American Association for Applied Linguistics

WATESOL - Washington, DC area TESOL affiliate

Maryland TESOL - Maryland area TESOL affiliate

VATESOL - Virginia area TESOL affiliate

CAL - Center for Applied Linguistics-Washington, DC-based private non-profit think tank

IATEFL - International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
The Linguist List - International Linguistics Community Online

NAFSA - Association of International Educators

Government and International Connections

The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) - Association of language and area professionals involved with Russian language

The Expat Exchange provides advice and resources for expatriates worldwide

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.S. - Council for International Exchange of Scholars

IIE - Institute of International Education

Peace Corps

TCKidNOW - A non-profit organization that serves the community of third culture kid (TCK) and cross culture kid (CCK) adults

US State Department provides a range of services, including travel advisories

Foreign Service Exam - Study guide for the Foreign Service Exam

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.