WATESOL Membership Benefits


Joining WATESOL is an investment in you and your professional development. As a WATESOL member, you become connected to a local community of educators, researchers, and students dedicated to English language teaching. Regardless of where you are in your career, WATESOL membership offers many paths and opportunities to learn from and interact with your colleagues in ways that will help you meet your professional goals. Membership in WATESOL will provide you with the following advantages:


Professional Knowledge Base & Connection to Colleagues

  • Newsletter: WATESOL News
  • WATESOL Member E-news List
  • WATESOL Website Member Section including videos and resources

Career Advancement         

  • Job Bank E-List
  • Volunteer Opportunities at Events
  • Opportunity to run for the Executive Board
  • Grants and Scholarships

Learning Opportunities

  • Member rate for Fall Conference
  • Member rate for Workshops
  • Other Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities

Voice in Your Community

  • Advocacy Committee
  • Special Interest Group Access
  • Connection to the TESOL International Association
  • Annual voting privileges

Members can pay online or via check.

Membership is on a rolling schedule. Membership will be valid from one year from the join/renewal date. WATESOL Annual Dues are as follows:

WATESOL Membership Rate Information* 

  • $25 for Regular membership
  • $20 for Student membership
  • $20 for Volunteer teachers
Online registration (click here) will be processed immediately. Please note that we use PayPal and Stripe to process online payments. If using PayPal you must have a PayPal account to purchase your membership, otherwise you can check out using your credit card through Stripe without an account. If you prefer to pay by check, a completed membership form must be received (Membership Application) with a check made payable to WATESOL. Please mail your check with Membership Application to WATESOL, PO Box 25502, Washington DC, 20007-8502. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing for mailed information.  Please email watesoltreasurer@gmail.com to notify us if you have sent something in the mail. 

* WATESOL membership does not include membership of the TESOL International Association, nor does membership of TESOL International grant you WATESOL membership.



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