Professional Bodies


About ACTA
ACTA, the Australian Council of TESOL Associations, is the national coordinating body for all associations of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) across Australia.
Our Objectives

to represent and support the interests of teachers of English to speakers of other languages and dialects and their students
to ensure access to appropriate English language instruction for speakers of other languages and dialects
to encourage implementation and delivery of quality professional programs at all levels
to promote study, research and development of TESOL at local, regional, national and international levels.

Membership of ACTA comes automatically through membership of one of its constituent associations.

The Belgian English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) is a non-profit organization for teachers of English in Belgium. We seek to encourage the professional development of English language teachers in Belgium by offering possibilities for discussion and the exchange of ideas and experience through our conferences, workshops, webinars, blog, website, and social media presence. Run entirely by volunteers, if you’d like to join us or help out, please contact

BELTA was formed in 2012, but its story begins in 2010. James Taylor, a teacher at that time based in Seoul, South Korea, moved to Brussels. He searched the Internet for a teaching association he could join in his new country, but unfortunately, he found nothing.

Later in 2011, he had connected with a couple of Belgian English teachers, Mieke Kenis and Guido van Landeghem. A not entirely serious twitter conversation started between them and some of their teaching friends regarding the lack of a teaching organisation in the country.


About us

Established 1991 in Sofia
23 years of good practice
23 national conferences, the 24th conference underway
2001 IATEFL-EAST Regional Conference
over 100 active members

BETA members are

English teaching professionals from all educational sectors in Bulgaria – primary, secondary and tertiary, both state and private
teacher trainers
student teachers of English

BETA works with

teacher training institutions
the Ministry of Education and Science
British Council, Bulgaria
U.S. Embassy, Sofia
major Bulgarian and international publishers
other interested NGOs and individuals

Our mission
BETA seeks to build a network of ELT professionals on a national and regional (Southeast Europe) level and establish the association as a recognized mediator between educators and state bodies, public and other organizations.


From the Kindergarten teacher who works with ELs in the mainstream classroom to the teacher who works with migrant workers to the teacher trainer who helps to fashion the next generation of teachers and all things in between, the passion that ESL teachers demonstrate for our craft day-in and day-out is a constant source of inspiration. It’s not only the teachers that inspire us though; it’s the will of those we teach. Those who dutifully attend class and work tirelessly to improve their lives even with the life challenges they face every day—they truly inspire us too.

As we look toward the coming year, there are many challenges and opportunities on the horizon for our field. It is my sincere hope that CATESOL continues to be the place where inspiration takes place. As we pause to think about the current CATESOL year, let’s think about CATESOL as an organization where we can build community and grow together as professionals, where we can share our experiences with each other, and where we can aspire to be great for ourselves and our students.

ELTA Serbia welcomes you!
ELTA is a non-governmental, non-profit association of teachers of English in Serbia, affiliated to IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) andTESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). It was founded in 2003 by merging of two, at the time, biggest teachers’ associations ELTAB (English Language Teachers’ Association of Belgrade) and YELTA (Yugoslav English language Teachers’ Association). We thought we stood a better chance of accomplishing our mission if we united our expertise, effort and energy.

ELTA brings together primary and secondary English teachers, teachers working in higher education, language schools, students of English, all language professionals and professionals-to-be interested in ensuring excellence in English language teaching.
ELTA Albania


ELTA Albania is run by a Steering Committee which is responsible for all administrative, promotional and projects.  This committee holds elections every two years during conferences.
President of ELTA 2008 – Shpresa Delija, Foreign Language Faculty, Tirana University
Degree in English Language Teaching, Master’s in ESP and Doctorate in Linguistics, Shpresa currently teaches English Methodology, Psycholinguistics and Applied Linguistics. She is the vice dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages since 2012. She is in charge of Master Programs.  She is a member of the National Team of Trainer (NTT), of IATEFL, of TESOL International as well as a Reviewer of TESOL Journal and a SEETA committee member.She has coordinated ELP for university students 2007-2009, Model UN 2008 – 2009 of English for the World of Work (EWOW), of Teaching English Global Home 2009 – 2010, Global English Product (GEP) 2011-2013.

Vice-President – Fitore Sulejmani,
Professor of Methodology at the Albanian University, Berat
Completed post-graduate studies in Psychology and Pedagogy and is presently the head teacher at the Foreign Language High School, Berat.  A member of the NTT, and a national trainer for the “Women’s Rights and Anti-Trafficking Education Program” and “Peace Building in Schools and Peer Education in Conflict Resolution Project.” Has completed trainings and workshops outside Albania, such as in Great Britain, USA, Norway, Italy, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, etc.
English USA

English USA is a leading professional association of intensive English programs in the U.S. Also known as the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), their membership includes over 330 accredited programs in university, college, or city center locations across the country.


English Teachers’ Association-Republic of China (ETA-ROC) was founded in May 31, 1992. Our mission is to promote English language teaching and learning. We have held an international symposium and book exhibition since its establishment back in 1971. Over the past years, renowned linguists and ESL/EFL scholars from all over the world have been invited to gather in Taipei, shedding new lights, and sharing views on the diverse areas of teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign languages. Each symposium attracts at least 1,500 teaching professionals of all levels to participate and 50 publishers to display their ELT books as well as software in this important event.

In an effort to meet the demands of increasing globalization, ETA-ROC has also been actively pursuing interaction with other English teaching organizations. Following affiliation with TESOL in 1992, then 1997, ETA joined the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) in January 1999, Far East English Language Teachers Association (FEELTA) in 2003, Japanese Association of College English Teachers (JACET) in 2004, and Philippines Association of Language Teachers (PALT) in 2005.

Basic facts

ETAI was founded in 1979 as a grass-roots non-profit teachers’ association run on a voluntary basis, by teachers for teachers. Its aim is to provide professional support, advice, teaching ideas and background knowledge to teachers of English in Israel. It complements, but does not compete with, similar services provided by the Inspectorate and the Ministry of Education. Its membership of nearly 1000 teachers is from Jewish, Arab, Druze and Circassian schools all over Israel.


ETAI aims to promote professional excellence of the English teaching profession in Israel, and hence the level of English learning by Israeli students.

ETAI contributes to the creation of a professional English teachers’ community, whose members provide support for each other and practical teaching ideas through study days and conferences.

ETAI is committed to fostering universal humanistic values as an integral part of teaching English in the Israeli educational system. It sees the teaching of English as an international language as a contribution towards global understanding and peace.


ETAI holds three major conferences a year: in the south, north or center and in Jerusalem. The winter and spring conferences are one-day events: the main national conference in Jerusalem (in the summer) is two days.

To supplement these major conferences, ETAI holds a number of ‘mini-conferences’ at different times in the year. These are local four-hour events held after school hours to cater for the needs of teachers in specific areas. They are free for ETAI members; non-members pay a small entrance fee.

All speakers in all the conferences give their services free; most of them are themselves practicing teachers.

Finally, ETAI publishes the ETAI Forum three times a year, which is distributed free to members. This is a journal written by teachers for teachers which includes a number of practical teaching ideas and photocopiable classroom material as well as ongoing discussions of professional issues, information on ETAI events, suggestions for useful websites, and so on. Its editors work voluntarily, and contributing authors get no fee for articles.

Connections with other bodies

ETAI is affiliated to both IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) based in the UK and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) based in the USA.

ETAI works in close cooperation with the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Education in Israel.

ETAI is also in constant contact with the British Council and with the Public Relations Department of the American Embassy. Both generously contribute speakers and materials to our conferences and mini-conferences.

The future of ETAI – Survival!

Like any other non-profit association, ETAI depends for its survival chiefly on the membership fees of its members; contributions from publishers who exhibit at conferences; and registration fees for conferences from non-members
(members pay nothing for mini-conferences, and a much-reduced fee for the major ones). We do our best to keep both membership and conference fees as low as possible, taking into account the modest incomes of most English teachers.

We depend heavily on, and are deeply grateful for, the voluntary work of our National Executive Committee members and other members who give of their time and energy, after school, to organize and speak at conferences,
and write for the Forum.

The Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association (FEELTA) is a professional organization founded in 1995. Its mission is to strengthen the teaching and learning of English in the Russian Far East, to promote the professional development of EFL teachers, to support networking with colleagues all over the world, and to give access to the latest EFL resources.
FEELTA headquarters is in the Institute of Foreign Languages, Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok. Today FEELTA is an organization of 500 members. There are currently 7 FEELTA posts in the Russian Far East: in Blagoveshchensk, Birobijan, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Ussuriysk, and Vladivostok (FEELTA headquarters). These posts provide ELT professionals with information and support within their geographical areas.