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 has partnerships with JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers), NSW (New South Wales), and URUTESOL (Uruguay TESOL). CATESOL participates in a bilingual coalition with other professional organizations.
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. Strategic Education Services provides CATESOL with legislative advocacy in Sacramento.
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.
Student , Teacher's Aide, or Retired (1 year):
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 the General Manager or call 714.907.4033