Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
TESOL is a professional organization with over 100 national and international affiliates. TESOL's mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individuals' language rights. TESOL sponsors a four-day international convention each year in the Spring.

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TESOL 2015: Crossing Borders, Building Bridges
March 25-28, 2015 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
Call for proposals
Deadline June 2, 2014

TESOL 2016: April 5-8, 2016; Baltimore, Maryland
TESOL 2017: March 21-24, 2017; Seattle, Washington

Alabama-Mississippi TESOL (AMTESOL)
AMTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL. The venue for AMTESOL's annual 2-day conference alternates between Alabama and Mississippi. For more information about membership in AMTESOL, contact the Vice President for Membership, Dr. Susan Spezzini,
To join AMTESOL, download a Membership Application    
The 2015 conference will be held in Alabama.

January 2015

Emerald Coast TESOL
Emerald Coast TESOL serves educators at all levels of ESOL and has membership from southern Alabama and the Florida Gulf Coast.

Southeast Regional TESOL (SETESOL)
SETESOL is an association of 9 TESOL affiliates that represent 11 states in the Southeast. Each year, SETESOL's regional conference rotates to a different states. AMTESOL hosted the SETESOL conference in 1991, 1999, and 2008.                   

SETESOL 2014:  "Bridges to Success", hosted by Arkansas TESOL - ARKTESOL
Oct. 8-11, 2014
Rogers, Arkansas
Keynote speakers: Doug Fisher, Keith Folse, Diane August
Call for proposals: deadline Sept. 1, 2014 

SETESOL 2015: Louisiana TESOL - LaTESOL
SETESOL 2017: Alabama-Mississippi TESOL  - AMTESOL  

Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

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SCOLT 2015: "All That Glitters is SCOLT" 50th Anniversary
March 5-7, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
Call for proposals: deadline Aug. 15, 2014

SCOLT 2016
February 18-20, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina

SCOLT 2017
March 16-18, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Alabama Assoc. of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT)