IATEFL Wider Membership Scheme  NEW!

Great news for TESOL-SPAIN members! As IATEFL associates we can now offer 5 IATEFL yearly memberships at the greatly reduced price of £16.00.

If you are interested, please contact our External liaison officer, Catt Boardman on

First come, first served! If you are not among the lucky 5, you can still apply for the IATEFL basic membership rate, which also offers a discount on the standard rate. 

Click here for full details and basic membership form

Webinars 2019

Wednesday 13th Feb at 11.00 a.m. CET

Back to the board: honing fundamental grammar-teaching skills with Daniel Barber

Apart from your students and you, your most immediate classroom resource for teaching words and structures is the board, even in these high-tech times. In this workshop we’ll get back to basics and hone our craft, armed only with board pens and modest stick-figure drawing skills. We’ll review the fundamentals in presenting language: creating context; couching language clearly; ensuring we include the three ‘F’s – form, function and phonology.

Daniel Barber is a teacher, trainer and writer based in Cádiz. He’s taught for 24 years in Mexico, the UK and Spain and he's an experienced trainer on Trinity courses. He's also written for several publishers and co-wrote From English Teacher to Learner Coach  with Duncan Foord. With Ceri Jones, he wrote ETpedia Grammar, containing 500 ideas and activities for teaching grammar. An artist he is not!
Register to join the webinar:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PF9IPJM7TNGBJWTEnapfXQ

If you missed a webinar go to our Resources page Click here for more information

TESOL-SPAIN Green Policy

Paper is a precious part of our life, with many life-enhancing uses. It can be a sustainable product, but only it if comes from responsible sources and is used efficiently and not wastefully. 
Since 2012, TESOL SPAIN has been giving out USB sticks with session handouts to participants at our Annual Convention to avoid using more paper than strictly necessary. More information available here.



TESOL-SPAIN was founded in 1977 as an independent, non-profit making Spanish association of English language teachers. Today, TESOL-SPAIN is a nation-wide organization with a membership that represents all sectors of English language teaching in the country.

TESOL-SPAIN is an associate member of two international teacher associations: TESOL Inc and IATEFL. We also maintain strong links with local teachers’
associations in Spain and abroad.




In compliance with Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, TESOL-SPAIN stands in opposition to discrimination against teachers on the basis of their national, ethnic or linguistic background, religion, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, in terms of hiring, promotion, recruitment for jobs, or employment conditions.

With respect to the common, long-standing notion, unsupported by research, that a certain ethnicity, accent, or national background gives a person an advantage as a teacher of English, TESOL-SPAIN firmly believes that all teachers should be evaluated and valued solely on the basis of their teaching competence, teaching experience, formal education and linguistic expertise. Therefore, TESOL-SPAIN does not condone job announcements that list "native English," "native command of English," "native-like fluency," "standard accented English," or similar, as required or desirable qualities.

Interview with Annie Altamirano (former President TESOL-SPAIN - 2014 - 2018) by Marek Kiczkowiak (TEFL Equite Advocates) on the position statement against discrimination. Here

We are proud to include a badge of support for TEFL Equity Advocates. Click on the image below to go to their webpage for more information.