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Academies, Institutes, Conferences & Symposiums

TESOL Academies, Institutes, Conferences, and Symposiums help TESOL professionals deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills in person. Presented by thought leaders in the field of English language teaching and learning, these events get you out of your office and your classroom and into a learning context with your peers, where you can find new and better ways to serve your students. 

For more information on TESOL professional development opportunities, please contact TESOL Professional Learning.


TESOL Academies provide intensive, hands-on training in a workshop format for a wide variety of TESOL practitioners. Academies usually start at noon on Friday and run through Saturday afternoon. They are often held on a university campus, a perfect setting for peer-to-peer learning on a topic highly relevant to your needs.

Here is a list of upcoming TESOL Academies.


TESOL Institutes provide hands-on training in a two-day workshop format for a wide variety of TESOL practitioners.

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TESOL Regional Conferences are three to five day events featuring keynote speakers and concurrent sessions. TESOL collaborates with its local affiliate to develop strands relevant to the local context, a call for proposals, and pre- and post-conference institutes. Proposals are peer reviewed.

Here is a list of upcoming Regional Conferences.


Each year, TESOL hosts the International Convention & English Language Expo, which brings together more than 6,000 ELT professionals from across the globe to exchange their knowledge, best practices, and research. The convention features four keynotes, more than 1,000 educational sessions, and a number of special events. Proposals are peer reviewed.

Learn more about upcoming International Conventions.


TESOL Symposiums are one-day, regional programs done in collaboration one of TESOL's worldwide TESOL affiliates. They provide you with an opportunity to talk face to face with leading experts in the field on one key topic selected by the affiliate.

TESOL members can access all the symposium papers in the TESOL Resource Center.

Here is a list of upcoming TESOL Symposiums.