WATESOL provides a professional community at the intersection of the DC Metropolitan area. Our members hail from districts and counties within Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our membership includes English language educators, program administrators, pre-service teachers, graduate students, and other language professionals in the areas of K-12 Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, language education research, and program administration, among others. WATESOL members truly represent the diversity of the TESOL community in the DC Metropolitan Area.
WATESOL was established in 1970 with 34 charter members. Today, WATESOL is a successful nonprofit association with nearly 400 members.
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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: