Welcome to the website pages of the IATEFL ES(O)L SIG. We are a Special Interest Group interested in ES(O)L, run by a Committee of volunteers.

The ES(O)L SIG was set up in 2002 to provide a forum for teachers who teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English as a Second Language (ESL).   Our main interest is the provision of English language learning for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have come to settle in countries where English is a national language, e.g. the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.