Frequently Asked Questions

TESOL France Membership and Advertising


1. Who can join TESOL France?

Membership is open to everyone involved in the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry. Our members include teachers, lecturers, teacher trainers, academic managers, researchers, authors, publishers, testing agencies, company founders, and institutions.  
2. How do I become a TESOL France Member?

You can find membership information and the online membership registration form here. Fill it out the online form and select one of the proposed payment methods.


We offer the following payment modalities:
1. NEW! ONLINE SECURED CREDIT CARD PAYMENT (advised)
2. Wire transfer (Please contact TESOL France Treasurer for our bank details)
3. Cash or cheque drawn from a French bank. (Onsite payment before events is preferred. In case yo ucannot any event in the near future, please send your cheque with the proof of status if relevant to TESOL France, 46, rue Barrault, 75013 Paris.)

If you can benefit from a reduced rate (student, unemployed status or retired) you will not be able to use the online credit card payment option. We will ask you to provide a proof of status.

We strongly advise you to use the online secured credit card payment, in which case your membership will be instantenously validated.
By choosing any other payment modality, your membership will not be validated until your payment is received.
 

Important information for renewing members:
1) If you have your log in details for the Members Section (top left), simply log in. 
If you don't have your password, simply click on "recover password" and it will be emailed to you. If you don't get the retrieval email, please first check your spam folder.
 
2) Once logged in, go to "status and invoice". Please click "renew".  It's very important to do this every time you renew otherwise your membership cannot be reactivated. 

3) Proceed with your membership payment.

Payment methods
1. NEW! ONLINE SECURED CREDIT CARD PAYMENT (advised)
2. Wire transfer (Please contact TESOL France Treasurer for our bank details). When making the wire transfer, please be sure to include the Invoice Number, Membership Number and/or your name on the wire transfer form.
3. Cash or cheque drawn from a French bank. (Only onsite, before events. Please do not post your cheque.)

If you can benefit from a reduced rate (student, unemployed status or retired) you will not be able to use the online credit card payment option. We will ask you to provide a proof of status (student card/unemplyment certificate/ID for retired).

We strongly advise you to use the online secured credit card payment, in which case your membership will be instantenously validated.
By choosing any other payment modality, your membership will not be validated until your paylment is received.
 
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3. What happens once I send in my registration?

If you choose to pay by secured credit card payment your membership will be activated instantenously. Once your membership fee has been received, we will activate your membership. You will receive an email confirming your membership. It will include your membership log-in details for the Membership Section of our website.  You will also be added to the TESOL France Jobs List (emailed every Friday). When the next TESOL France magazine, The Teaching Times, is issued, the paper version, once a year, will be sent to you by post, the elctronic version of Teaching Times, twice a year, is delivered to you by email.  Please ensure your postal information and email address is correct and kept up-to-date in the Members Section of the website.  
4. How much does TESOL France membership cost?
  • Regular member: 53 euro a year
  • Benefactor: 59 euro a year
  • Student, unemployed, retired: 29 euro a year with proof of status*.
*Proof of your status is required to qualify for the reduced 29-euro rate thereby you cannot use the online payment option to pay your reduced rate. Please present it along with your cheque at the event registration. Please write your name on the back of the cheque if it is differnt than the one used on the cheque and the TESOL France region which is the closest to you. We have regions in Bordeaux, Grenoble, Ile de France, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse.

Proof of status means:
For students: A student card clearly showing current student status (double sided).
For the unemployed: a certificate or statement from the French Pôle-Emploi unemployment office.
For the retired: A photocopy of your ID card proving you are over 65 years old OR a photocopy of your pension statement.

 
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5. I'm a student, but my student card is from a university outside of France.

This isn't a problem. You can join TESOL France at the reduced rate providing your student ID is valid for the forthcoming academic year. Please include a photocopy of your student card (both sides) with your TESOL France registration.
Student Price: 29€ a year.
 
6. I want to become a member but I live outside France. What do I get?

You will receive the weekly TESOL France Jobs List emails and news about the association. You will also three issues of our TESOL France magazine, The Teaching Times. Of course, you can attend any of our events free of charge for the entire year whenever you come to France.  
7. What is a TESOL France Supporter and how much does it cost?

TESOL France Supporters are commercials establishments that choose to provide financial assistance to the association. They include, but are not limited to, publishers, bookshops, testing agencies, online companies, and E-learning agencies. Supporter status runs for 12 months from receipt of payment.
 
For 173€ a year, TESOL France Supporters receive the following benefits:
  • 20% discount on advertising in our Teaching Times Magazine
  • 20% discount on advertising on our website
  • 20% discount on stands at our annual Colloquium
  • Plus the usual benefits of membership: free magazines, free attendance to all events
To become a supporter go here.  
8. Can language schools or university language departments sign up their teachers? How much does it cost?

Your language school and or/department can benefit from plenty of exposure through pedagogical representatives. What better way to increase teaching quality at your school than to sign your teachers up for TESOL France membership.
The 173€ registration includes:
  • 4 teacher memberships -- you may distribute them to whomever you wish. You can also add them to the Members Section of our website.
  • Subscription to our magazine, The Teaching Times
  • Free entrance to our Colloquium and all of our regional events throughout the year.
  • Additional Membership cards: 29€ each
 
To sign up your institution: 
  • FIll in the online membership form for institutions here.
  • After completing the online form, please send a cheque or invoice request (bon de commande) to the Treasurer who can be contacted here. We will send an invoice either to you or your finance department. Please indicate in your email the exact information that should appear on the invoice.  Thank you.
  • Membership is activated upon receipt of payment. 
 
9. Who should I make cheques out to?

TESOL France.

Wire Transfers
Wire transfers are possible.  If you have received an invoice or request for payment from TESOL France for membership, stand booking or sponsorship, our bank details are available upon request following a membership request on our website and email email to TESOL France Treasurer here. When making the wire transfer, please be sure to include the Invoice Number, Membership Number and/or your name on the wire transfer form.  
10. Can I pay TESOL France registration using a foreign cheque?

Due to high bank charges, we are unable to accept cheques from non-French bank accounts; if you are visiting from overseas, we recommend you use the online secured credit card payment. We can also accept cash on arrival or wire transfer (we just ask that you cover the international transfer fees as well).   
11. What does TESOL France membership include?

With TESOL France you make professional connections and create new / develop existing networks in the teaching field.
 
TESOL France membership includes:
  • Workshops and other high-quality Special Interest Groups almost every month related to teaching English.
  • An annual Colloquium and Spring Day.
  • A magazine, The Teaching Times with articles comibining theory and practice sent by post once a year and two times delivered to you by email in its electronic version.
  • Endless networking opportunities with fellow teachers and publishers.
  • Leadership opportunities with our Executive Committee.
  • Weekly emails from the TESOL France Jobs List and information about the latest ELT events and TESOL France regional workshops.
 
12. I haven't received my membership card yet. What should I do?

In May 2017 we started sending out membership cards again. Your membership card is sent to you by mail following your membership payment. Your membership login details are sent to you automatically once your membership is validated. If you have not yet received your membership login details, first check your spam folder (perhaps the activation email landed in there). Then let the Membership Team know by sending the membership coordinator a message here.  
13. I can't remember / lost my membership number, what should I do?

If you have your log in details for the Members Section (top left), simply log in.  If you don't have your password, simply click on "recover password" and it will be emailed to you. If you don't get the retrieval email, please first check your spam folder.  Once logged into the website, you will be able to find all of your membership information there.  
14. I am already a member of another ELT organization (e.g. TESOL International). Does that count towards membership for TESOL France?

While TESOL France is an affiliate of TESOL International, and IATEFL, membership in one does not constitute membership in the other. Separate TESOL France registration is required to be a member of TESOL France.  

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