TEFL Acronyms – associations


AAIEP: American Association of Intensive English Programmes is a group of university and college-based intensive English programmes

ACELS: Advisory Council for English Language Schools in Ireland

ARELS: Association of Recognised English Language Schools in the UK

BASELT: British Association of State English Language Teaching schools in the UK

CRELS: Combined Registered English Language Schools of New Zealand

ELTAs: English Language Teacher Associations groups for teachers in Germany and Austria

IATEFL: International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language is based in the UK with members around the world.

JALT: Japanese Association for Language Teaching

JET: Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme

NABE: National Association for Bilingual Education is an association that represents the interests of bilingual teachers in the USA.

NEAS: National ELT Accreditation Scheme, for course providers in Australia

RELSA: Recognised English Language Schools Association. The organisation of independent language schools in Ireland

TESL: Teaching English as a Second Language, Canada – national federation of teachers and providers in Canada

TESOL: US-based international association of teachers of English as a second or foreign language. There are regional affiliates and many countries have their own affiliated associations.


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