TESOL-SPAIN was founded in 1977 as an independent, non-profit making Spanish association of English language teachers. Today TESOL-SPAIN is a nationwide organization with a membership that represents all sectors of English language teaching throughout the country. It is a voluntaryorganization dedicated to addressing pertinent issues for teachers of English in Spain. 
The organization provides a forum for colleagues to meet and share ideas and techniques as well as to discuss professional issues. We aim to keep our members abreast of current concerns, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of language education in Spain at regional and national events.

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.

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Why join TESOL-SPAIN? 

Members privileges

To find out more about TESOL-SPAIN and who we are and what we do, download our information leaflet by clicking on the picture.


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 Vice-president and External Liaison Officer, Annie Altamirano on tesolspainliaison@gmail.com 

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. 

TESOL-SPAIN Board and the Oviedo Convention Coordinator and her Team would like to thank EVE: Equal Voices in ELT for the award given to the 2019 Annual convention. Each year we do our best to ensure that not only the plenary speakers reflect this balance but also keynote speakers and general speakers in the Annual convention as well as in our regional events.

Click here for information about the criteria. 

Webinars 2020

12 January 2020 - 10.00 CET

Joint IATEFL IP&SEN SIG and TESOL Spain FREE webinar 
Agnieszka Dzieciol-Pedich 'Teaching ADHD students - tips for teachers'

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.





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.