• To collect and disseminate useful information about teaching English as a second language.

  • To provide opportunities for interaction among ESL professionals.

  • To identify and address TESOL problems of local, regional, and national concern.

  • To stimulate professional development within the TESOL institutions of the area.

  • To promote and actively support programs in local communities that will improve the teaching of English as a second language at all levels of education.

  • To advocate the recognition of the specialized nature of the TESOL profession on the local, state, and national levels.