Current Membership Rates

Membership Office
P.O. Box 9200-338
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-9200
fax: 888-532-0501

1 year: $60
2 years: $100

Student , Teacher's Aide, or Retired (1 year):
A student needs to provide a recent copy of his or her current class schedule; an Aide needs to provide a letter from his or her supervisor. This information can be sent by email, fax or mail to:

Renew or join:
  1. Join or Renew online or mobile
    (You will be sent a new membership card & data and an update form.)
  2. Join or Renew with a Blank Update Form to print out, complete, and mail in

Change of Address, Phone, Email: Please use the form below to update your CATESOL contact information.

CATESOL accepts credit card payment for membership, including VISA, Mastercard, and Discover.
A six-month installment payment plan is available to those wishing to use their PayPal account in conjunction with credit/debit cards or checking account.

Address questions about membership to or call 714.907.4033

See Below for more details about CATESOL Membership.

CATESOL, founded in 1969, is a nonprofit organization open to anyone concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language, standard English as a second dialect, or bilingual education.

CATESOL members include classroom teachers at all levels, instructors in teacher training programs, university students, aides, and administrators in California and Nevada.

CATESOL works to insure that all of its members will be equally represented. Each level of instruction - elementary, secondary, adult, community college, intensive English programs (IEP) and college/university - is represented by a member on the board of directors. There are 11 chapters: Bay Area, Capital Area, Inland Empire, Los Padres, Northern Nevada, Orange County, San Diego, Saroyan, Southern Nevada. Steinbeck and Yosemite.

CATESOL is the largest U.S. affiliate of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), which has over 100 affiliates in the United States and abroad.

CATESOL promotes professional competence and professional standards in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, monitors educational policy, and represents the needs of ESL teachers and students to decision-making bodies such as school districts and state legislatures. CATESOL contracts with with legislative advocates in Sacramento and Carson City.

CATESOL holds an annual conference in the fall featuring three days of noted speakers, workshops and presentations on teaching techniques and current research, and publishers' exhibits. Three large regional conferences are held each year in the spring  - in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Additionally, smaller chapter conferences are held throughout the year in California and Nevada.

CATESOL publishes a newsletter and a scholarly journal. The 20-page newsletter is published four times a year. Refereed articles on practical teaching ideas and recent developments in research are published annually in The CATESOL Journal. Special theme issues of The CATESOL Journal are published on an occasional basis. In addition, CATESOL publishes position statements on instructional issues and sociopolitical concerns as well as directories on ESL programs and professional programs in TESOL in California and Nevada.