Foto: Professional associations and networks

A selection of associations and networks you can join to keep up to date with the latest developments in English language teaching, exchange ideas with other ELT professionals and meet teachers of English in Portugal and abroad:

English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme - ELTeCS

If you would like to know what’s happening when and who’s who in ELT then you need to subscribe to ELTeCS - the English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme. ELTeCS provides English teachers, teacher trainers and managers worldwide with the latest news about opportunities in their region and globally.


The Portuguese Association of Teachers of English, APPI (Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Inglês ), is an association of teachers involved in teaching the language and culture of English-speaking countries, covering the entire country and all levels of schooling.


Meet leading theorists and writers and exchange ideas with professionals from all sectors of ELT on the website of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

TESOL International

Whether you’re trying to make a difference in the lives of your students or conducting research in the field of EFL, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) connects you to a global community of professionals teaching English as a second or other language.


The Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT) provides a number of library and professional development services for teachers from all areas of education.