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About Global Professional Membership

Global Professional membership offers a discounted membership option for TESOL professionals who are legal or native-born residents of a country with a gross national income of US$15,000 or less per capita (as defined by ​World Bank).

Online Access to Benefits

As a global professional member, you will be a full member of TESOL International Association with electronic-only access to benefits. To access your benefits, you will need a valid email address. You may also add online-only access to TESOL Quarterly, the association's flagship academic journal, for an additional US$45.

Global Membership Fund

Unable to pay full dues? A subsidized Global membership fund is available to help. (The fund is not available for membership renewals or subscriptions to TESOL Quarterly.) The members’ portion of the dues is as follows:

Global Professional Members: $10
Student Members: $10
Professional Members: $30

How to Apply for Assistance

To apply for assistance, send an e-mail to the TESOL membership coordinator with "TESOL Global Membership Fund" in the subject line. In your e-mail, please include the following information:
  • Full name
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address
  • Membership type you are selecting
  • A summary statement addressing how the grant would benefit you personally and/or your place of employment, and expectations of how you would share this professional development knowledge with colleagues
  • A completed membership application with payment information
If you have any questions about the TESOL Global Professional Membership, please contact TESOL Member Services.