The Colorado Affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Welcome Message

Congratulations and Welcome!

First, congratulations on your decision to join CoTESOL, the largest ESL organization in the Rocky Mountain region. I trust you will find us a remarkably dedicated and dynamic group to work with. Your association will only make us stronger.

And welcome,

Larry R. Fisher
Executive Secretary

What Is CoTESOL?

CoTESOL is a dynamic, growing organization of educators involved in various aspects of second language learning and bilingual education. Members include instructors, program administrators, students, researchers, and volunteers. We work with all ages and ethnic groups. CoTESOL is a non-profit organization.

What Does CoTESOL Offer You?

Many practical benefits and opportunities for development, including:

Why Have Others Joined CoTESOL? Back to top

CoTESOL is the well of fresh ideas and support that unites us professionally here in Colorado. I rely on my network of colleagues to stay informed of new trends and opportunities that are too numerous to explore by myself.

--Jean Echevarria

Being involved in CoTESOL has been a giant networking opportunity for me. I've met people from all over the state, found distant colleagues interested in the same things I'm interested in, and and used these connections to learn and to help others learn. The people of CoTESOL are a great professional resource.

--Greg Younger

When Does CoTESOL Meet?

An annual two-day Fall Convention features nationally recognized speakers, presentations by teachers, "hands-on" small group sessions, exhibits of new publications, awards presentations, and a business meeting. This convention is usually held in November.

The Special Interest Groups organize forums to meet the special interests and needs of members. These forums are usually held in conjunction with the Fall Convention or at other times throughout the year.

The CoTESOL Executive Board meets eight times a year to set directions, plan activities, and discuss matters pertinent to ESL in the state.

How Does CoTESOL Support Outstanding Performance?

To honor outstanding contributions to the field, CoTESOL presents:

How Do I Join CoTESOL? Back to top

To be sure that you receive all informational mailings, including Colorado TESOL News, just fill out the membership application form, enclose your check or money order, and mail it to the CoTESOL address:


c/o Larry R. Fisher

63 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309-0063

Your membership is valid for one year from the sign-up date, with easy renewal opportunities at the Spring & Fall Conferences.

Need More Information?

Questions may be addressed to Larry R. Fisher, Executive Secretary, at (303) 735-4234, or e-mail at

Mailing Address: 63 UCB, Boulder, CO. 80309-0063
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages