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TESOL Global Community

Get Involved in TESOL Communities of Practice

TESOL Communities of Practice (COPs) Are Your Path to Leadership and Educational Opportunities

TESOL Global Community

Participate in the Community

Develop and share your expertise with colleagues in your community and TESOL leadership. COPs are committed to research-based practice and scholarship.  

Available exclusively for TESOL members. 

About COPs

TESOL has two types of COPs: Interest Sections (ISs) and Professional Learning Networks (PLNs). All COPs follow TESOL's mission, vision, core values, and nondiscrimination policy, and they all support TESOL's strategic vision. Each COP is unique with its own structure and activities.  

Interest Sections

Interest Sections (ISs) review current practice and research in areas of English language teaching and learning. ISs work on communications, member engagement, and leadership development. They also sponsor projects and engage in year-round outreach.  

  • Adult Education  
  • Applied Linguistics  
  • Bilingual-Multilingual Education  
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning  
  • English as a Foreign Language  
  • English for Specific Purposes  
  • Higher Education  
  • Intercultural Communication  
  • International Teaching Assistants  
  • Materials Writers  
  • "Nonnative" English Speaker Teachers  
  • Pre-K–12  
  • Program Administration  
  • Reading and Vocabulary  
  • Refugee Concerns  
  • Second Language Writing  
  • Social Responsibility  
  • Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening  
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities  
  • Teacher Educator  

Professional Learning Networks

Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) are informal, discussion groups that typically emerge in response to specific and timely issues. They are structured by TESOL members, and they form and dissolve as needed.  

  • Arts and Creativity  
  • Assessment Issues  
  • Black English Language Professionals & Friends  
  • Career Path Development  
  • Environmental Responsibility  
  • Faith in English Language Teaching  
  • Global Education   
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans  
  • Palestinian Educators & Friends  
  • TESOL Diversity Collaborative  

Bring a Community Together

How to Start a New Community of Practice

To start a new Community of Practice (COP), please read the COP Policy Statement and the COP Procedures Manual and then complete the corresponding form below.  

If you have any questions about TESOL's Communities of Practice, please contact us 

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