We recommend and work with the two premier English language teaching professional organisations: IATEFL and TESOL.
LATE is an Associate member of IATEFL – the International Association of Teachers of English, which is based in the UK. Membership of IATEFL is particularly useful for those teachers/academics who intend to attend and present at a number of IATEFL conferences in Europe.
LATE members can become members of IATEFL in 3 ways.
- By becoming a member of IATEFL by paying the full annual membership fee of £55 (this includes 1 SIG membership)
- By taking out BASIC Membership – this is only open to LATE members and the cost is lower than the full membership fee and this does not include the complimentary SIG membership.
- Through the WMS – Worldwide Membership Scheme – LATE is eligible for some reduced cost IATEFL memberships. Please contact the LATE office to see if any of these are available.
All membership categories receive 6 copies of the IATEFL newsletter – VOICES, as well as discounted fees for all IATEFL conferences.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Because teachers in Latvia fall into a specific income bracket then they are eligible for a special low-price membership of TESOL Global Professional membership, which is US$35. If you are interested in becoming a Global member of TESOL, then please apply directly to the TESOL website.
The Global Professional membership (GME) category offers a discounted membership option for members who are current legal residents or native-born current residents of a country with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of US$15,000 or less (as defined by the United Nations). Global Professional members are full members of TESOL but are not eligible for early renewal discounts.
As an electronic-only category, members must have a valid e-mail address in order to receive benefits by e-mail. GME members may add electronic access to TESOL Quarterly (electronic only; no print copies included) for an additional $45.
Membership provides many benefits and includes: complimentary subscription to TESOL Journal (effective March 2010) TESOL’s quarterly publication.
Option to purchase subscription to TESOL Quarterly, TESOL’s flagship journal, which includes both the paper copy and free, full-text access to TQ online from 1996 to the current issue.
Through IngentaConnect, ability to find, submit, and review resources from the TESOL Resource Center.
Voting privileges in the association’s annual election.
Open access to as many interest section e-lists and e-newsletters as you wish at no charge; discounted prices for the annual convention, TESOL education programs, and TESOL publications.
Access to TESOL Connections, the association’s monthly e-newsletter; subscriptions to the Placement E-Bulletin, the biweekly e-newsletter of our Career Center; the Worldwide Calendar of Events, the monthly e-newsletter calendar of affiliate events around the world; and the BookInfo alert, issued as new titles become available for purchase; access to the online Membership Directory and Leadership Directory.
Eligibility to apply for awards and grants; discounts on credit cards, and calling cards; and discounted subscriptions to other publishers’ serial publications.