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

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Interested in WATESOL, Special Interest Group (SIG),

Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (NNEST)

and Advocacy events? We need your input!

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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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