ETAI (English Teachers’ Association of Israel) is a grassroots, voluntary organization concerned with the professional development of its close to 1600 members. The membership list includes English teachers from all sectors Jewish, Druse, Muslim and Christian and at all levels of education – elementary, junior high and secondary school, college and university.
ETAI offers professional support, information, forums for discussion and practical suggestions and resources to help English teachers deepen their expertise and grow in their careers through its local events, regional and national conferences and its journal The ETAI Forum.
The main driving force behind all the organization’s activities is to encourage teachers to seek the appropriate avenues to keep up-to-date with the latest research in the field, materials, methodologies, and technology, which are essential for their lives as English language teachers.
It is our job as a teachers’ association to supply a variety of arenas to foster professionalism. These include organizing events throughout the country, keeping in touch with the English Inspectorate and the Ministry of Education and maintaining our connections with international English teachers’ organizations as an affiliate of TESOL and an associate of IATEFL.