Representing teachers of English to non-native speakers,
promoting excellence in education, and providing
high-quality professional development.

Patrica Carobus from De Anza College leads the well-attended presentation "Authentic Materials: Creating Engaging Listening and Speaking Lessons" at the 2015 Northern Regional Conference. Photo by Annie Duong.

Conferences & Workshops

are an important part of CATESOL's mission to provide professional development to ESL/ELL teachers. Whether you are looking for a small group or mingling with 100s, your needs can be met via our Chapter, Regional, and Annual Conferences & Workshops. For more information follow the Conferences link. 

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Our official quarterly newsletter, The CATESOL News, can be found here. Current members also receive a twice-monthly e-bulletin, the CATESOL Update.


Our official, adjudicated research journal, The CATESOL Journal, can be found here.


CATESOL is active in informing members and being informed by it members in legislative issues and needs related to teachers of ELL/ESL. Find the latest here.

Current Issues & Interests

Interested in volunteering? Request information here.

2016 Final: Governor Actions 10-1-16

image of CATESOL President Karen Russikoff

    Our president Karen Russikoff, who served one year as president-elect and will serve one year as past president, is a professor of English and TESL at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

That time of the year is here again—and you won’t want to miss it! The Call for Proposals for the annual CATESOL Conference is up and waiting for you to submit (Submit Proposals for CATESOL 2017 Annual Conference). If you have never submitted to a conference, now is the time. The deadline for proposals is July 23, 2017. C’mon! ... YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE! Read more in the new issue of CATESOL News: