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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What people are saying about WATESOL's 2019 Advocacy Day:

"This event was truly exceptional in content and exceeded my expectations. The topics are so germane to the current political and social environment. What I learned in this event will be very helpful in my work with ESOL students AND teachers."

"I was able to grow in my understanding of student identity and teacher identity."

"It was great to see what other professionals are going through and what they are doing to overcome those challenges."

" [It is a] critical time to become more involved in shaping policy and responding to current events." 

Read a graduate student's reflections on Advocacy Day!


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