Mextesol’S MISSION


The Mexican Association of Teachers of English, A. C. is a professional academic association which seeks to develop in its members, as well as in non-members, the highest standards for teaching English to  speakers of other languages so that their students can communicate effectively in all the  diverse situations in which they may find themselves.



• Promote the professional development of English teachers

• Assist teachers in updating their teaching methodology and in expanding their repertoire of teaching techniques in all areas of ELT

• Promote research in the field of Applied Linguistics in the area of English Language Teaching

• Disseminate, through its professional publications, the results of research and a discussion of classroom practices

• Create, through Academic Saturdays, and Regional and National Conventions, an ongoing forum for training and professional development in the area of ELT.



MEXTESOL was founded in 1973 by a group of English teachers interested in promoting and strengthening English language teaching in Mexico. MEXTESOL was founded based on the model of TESOL International and soon became an affiliate member of that organization. The first National Convention was held in 1974 in Tampico, Tamaulipas.


Mextesol’s founders

(partial list)

Grace Scott
Barbara Langworthy
Vicente Carrubba
Tony Cabrera
Paul Davies
James Taylor
John Shepherd
Miriam Rosas

Jo Claudio
Erlinda Diaz
Bertha Gómez
Barbara de los Reyes
Francisco Lozano
Aarón Berman
Sergio Gaytán

If you are or know of someone who is/was a founding member and is not on this list, please let us know at the National Office.