What is TESOL Italy?
TESOL Italy (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a grass roots organization, run by teachers and for teachers. It is a non-profit Italian organization founded in 1975 by Mary Finocchiaro and Renzo Titone along with other foreign language teaching experts and pioneers. It has approximately 400 members in Italy and abroad and is an affiliate of TESOL International Association, based in Virginia, USA, with over 12,000 members worldwide. TESOL Italy is also accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) Direttiva 170/2016
TESOL Italy collaborates or has collaborated with people and organizations involved in English Language Teaching including:
- Italian Ministry of Education (Miur)
- The U.S. Embassy – Public Affairs Section
- The British Council
- Other Professional Language Associations: ANILS, LEND, AISPI, ADILT, etc.
- The Fulbright Commission
- Italian universities
- Regional educational authorities
- The Forum delle Associazioni