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Free membership for ESOL trainee teachers

Whether you’re an ESOL practitioner, a trainee teacher or an institution that delivers ESOL in the UK, joining or renewing your membership with NATECLA could not be easier.

Find out more:


How much does it cost?

All members receive our journal Language Issues, which is available as a PDF or online via Ingenta. 



Annual fee, including Language Issues


Paid individual over 18.5 hours per week (average)


Paid individual 4.5 to 18.5 hours per week (average)


Paid individual 4 hours per week or under (average)

Retired teacher, volunteer


Associate individual not working in the field

 E Affiliated Institution: STANDARD
Typically a further education college, adult or community education centre or private language school
 F             Student member - FREE for one year
Somebody training to teach English as a second language - you could be studying towards a CELTA, PGCE or a Masters in TESOL / ELT
  Free for 12 months    

Affiliated Institution: SMALL 
3rd sector organisation employing up to 3 full-time members of staff or equivalent 


















How do I join or renew my membership?

  1. Simply head over to our membership system (Findjoo), select the level of membership you require and complete the online form 
  2. You will automatically be directed to our payment options page
  3. Once your form has been submitted and payment made, we will contact you to confirm your membership. 

Our membership subscription period is from 1st March to end of February, though members can join all year round. 

Free membership for students

If you're a trainee teacher or working towards a PGCE, DELTA, CELTA or a Masters in ELT/TESOL, you can take advantage of our one year's free membership offer. Simply head over to our online membership system (on Findjoo) and select the appropriate membership category. 


How do I pay?

pay onlineYou can pay for NATECLA membership in the following ways:

1. By cheque - make all cheques payable to 'NATECLA' and send them to NATECLA National Centre, South & City College Birmingham, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham B28 8ES

2. By invoice (institutions only) - Email info@natecla.org.uk with a purchase order number if required and we will send you an invoice.

3. By debit/credit card.  Once you've completed the online membership process, you will be able to select payment by credit/debit card as an option. The system is 100% secure with payments taken through online payments operator, Stripe.