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Why Attend CATESOL?

Since its establishment in 1969, CATESOL has been supporting educators, administrators, students, staff, and others concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language, standard English as a second dialect, or bilingual education.

Attending a CATESOL conference is an unmatched opportunity to maintain currency in our field. You will get up-to-date information about statewide concerns, issues, and teaching methods.

With workshops provided by experts and professionals in this field, you will get usable and practical ideas for supporting students. Learn today and use tomorrow.

You will have the opportunity to complete multiple hours of professional development by attending plenaries, workshops, educational materials expositions, and networking sessions.

You can share what you learn with others.  When you return from the conference, you and your colleagues will be able to collaborate and exchange ideas based on what you discover at the conference. This benefits you, your department, and your students.

Support your colleagues and profession by attending workshops and submitting a proposal to present at the conference. This increases your visibility and credibility in the field. 

Connect with a CATESOL interest group at the conference. Joining an interest group meeting is a step in establishing a community of practice focused on your needs and interests. 

Support CATESOL through your participation and attendance.  This has been a few difficult years and organizations like CATESOL appreciate your support to keep providing valuable information and training to the field.

Financial Support for You

Rick Sullivan Grant

Open until July 1, this grant covers the cost of conference registration for a graduate student CATESOL member.



More Grants and Awards

Open until August 1, many other grants and awards are available to full-time and part-time ESL teachers, ESL students, English language researchers. Check our these opportunities administered by the CATESOL Education Foundation:

  • Community College Student Essay Contest
  • Community College Professional Development Award 
  • College/University Level English Language Research Award
  • Ron Lee Technology Award
  • Gail Weinstein Memorial Award
  • Gordon Johnson Membership Grant
  • teachers and ESL students. Check out these opportunities:

How You Can Help Us

We Need Conference Volunteers

CATESOL Is an all-volunteer association of teachers. Conference organizers can use all the help we can get. Onsite, preparation before the conference starts, and help after it ends -- in-person and remote -- we can use assistance in many capacities. We will reward you with a $25 gift card for a few hours of volunteering. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Kagawa