Welcome to WATESOL

Washington, D.C. Area Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

We aim to be a trusted organization that serves our local TESOL community by fostering knowledge, expertise, and advocacy.


Our mission is to support professionalism and excellence in English language education through:
  • enriching multicultural teaching and learning communities
  • promoting scholarship and research-to-practice connections
  • supporting high-impact professional development
  • advocating for the profession and our learners


WATESOL's FALL 2021 Virtual Conference will take place on Saturday, October 16th! Registration opens soon.

Learn more here.



We have partnered with ESL Library to provide an additional membership benefit to all WATESOL members. See our email announcement for more details or reach out to vicepresident@watesol.org for information about renewing your membership or how to get access to this benefit.



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  SLIFE Action Research Video


See the short video created by 2020 WATESOL Action Research Grant recipient Greer Mancuso! 

Greer led a collaborative online study-circle project with a group of 10 K-12 teachers across the country. They looked at what tools and resources teachers needed to effectively support students with limited or interrupted formal education.  

Read more under "Events." 


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