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Welcome to GATESOL (Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), an affiliate of TESOL International and a dynamic professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in English language teaching and learning across the state of Georgia. With a rich history since its inception in 1981 and then reaching non-profit status in 1998, GATESOL has been at the forefront of advancing language education and empowering educators to make a meaningful and lasting impact in the lives of English language learners and those who support them.

Our Mission

At GATESOL, our mission is clear: to elevate the standards of English language teaching and learning through collaboration, advocacy, professional development, and research. We believe every learner deserves access to high-quality language instruction and equal access to academic content, and every educator deserves the support and resources necessary to excel in their profession.

What We Do

Through our various programs, initiatives, and events, GATESOL strives to empower educators, engage stakeholders, enrich the language learning experience, and advance research in TESOL. From organizing professional development workshops and conferences to advocating for policies that support English language learners, we are committed to creating a vibrant community where ideas are shared, best practices are celebrated, and lifelong learning is embraced.

Our community

GATESOL is more than just an organization; it's a community—a community of dedicated educators, passionate advocates, scholars and enthusiastic learners who share a common vision of excellence in language education. Our network spans across schools, districts, universities, and organizations, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences united by their commitment to making a difference.

Join Us

Whether you are a seasoned educator, a budding linguist, or simply someone who shares our passion for language and learning, we invite you to join us on this journey. Explore our website to learn more about our upcoming events, membership benefits, advocacy efforts, and opportunities to contribute to research in TESOL. Together, we can create a brighter future where language is not a barrier but a bridge to opportunity and empowerment.


PO Box 10, Decatur, GA 30031
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