Professional Development

The UW ESL Program is pleased to post links to any ESL-related professional organizations or conferences we receive. Our program is not connected with these organizations in any way and by posting we are not endorsing any particular organization or conference. We provide this info only as a way to help our teachers, students and others learn about possible opportunities available for furthering professional development. 

Please contact Tim Dalby at if you would like to add your organization or conference to this listing.

Professional Organizations

TESOL International Association:  TESOL is a global association and serves 12,000 members from 150 countries. It's stated mission is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

Wisconsin TESOL: WITESOL is the professional organization for Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.  As an affiliate of TESOL International, it represents and provides professional development and other opportunities to educators of English Language Learners and bilingual students of all levels and ages around the state of Wisconsin.  

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language: IATEFL has over 4,000 members and states that it is 'one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world'.