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Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (GATESOL) refers to the Georgia Affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Inc., and is a registered non-profit organization in existence since the early 1980s.

In 2021-2022, Georgia TESOL will be celebrating 40 years of supporting TESOL professionals through learning, advocacy, and providing a rich community. We strive to support teachers and students and to recognize the excellent, passionate work being done across the state.

Nominate a teacher, student, community member, and/or yourself to represent the state of Georgia for 2021-2022 for our Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year and Service awards by visiting our awards page.  Applications due August 30 and September 15.

It is our goal to get 40 nominations – one for each of the 40 years we’ve been an organization committed to the growth of multilingual learners!   

GATESOL also offers an array of grants ranging from $1,000 - $2,000 for project ideas, conference travel and immersive experiences. Please explore our grants page for ideas.

GATESOL is proud to host the SETESOL Conference this October!

Spring/Summer 2021 GATESOL Newsletter Available Here

What's New With GATESOL?

Visit the GATESOL Journal site for submission guidelines, call for manuscripts, and more!

GATESOL leaders past and present collaborate to tell the story of how our TESOL community supports Georgia TESOL professionals in 2020.

Your 2021 GATESOL Board

Learn to be an effective advocate!


GATESOL is a proud member of Southeast Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (SETESOL), and we are represented by Past GATESOL President Dr. Cherrilynn Woods Washington.

SETESOL is a group of nine affiliates associated with the TESOL International Association:

Alabama/Mississippi TESOL (AMTESOL)


Carolina TESOL




Sunshine TESOL-Florida (SSTESOL)



The purpose of SETESOL is to collect and disseminate information about developments in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages among the member affiliates and to stimulate professional development by having an annual regional conference. Click History of SETESOL to find out more information!

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