Teacher associations (TAs) throughout Africa are vital channels for continuing professional development, offering a wide range of activities and events from workshops and small-scale in-service training to national conferences.
TAs are a rich source of information about language teaching and learning, with links to other TAs in other African countries, to Africa ELTA and to international associations like TESOL and IATEFL.
TAs are essentially focused on their members’ real needs, developing their professional practice in ways that are appropriate to local contexts of teaching and learning.
TAs are often engaged in classroom investigation and research projects, contributing to a growing practice-based body of knowledge about language education in their own contexts.
TAs bring teachers together, providing them with a strong sense of belonging to a community of practitioners.
Below you can find contact details and links for your national teacher association. TAs all have elected officers and organising committees, but their strength lies in their membership and in bottom-up professional engagement and renewal. Engage with your TA, find out about the activities of other African TAs, take advantage of opportunities within your TA for continuing professional development.