According to Eli Hinkel, professor at Seattle University, "The English language teaching profession has developed dramatically during the
last 40 years. The body of Second Language, L2, scholarship continues to expand and deepen;
hundreds of books and journal articles are published each year. Professional
organizations have grown a great deal. To illustrate, the Teachers of English
to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) professional association has 20 Interest
Sections and 6 Caucuses, with 90 affiliate organizations throughout the world.
Also, the International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign
Language has 13 Interest Sections and has close ties with 30 associate
organizations worldwide. Many professional meetings such as conventions,
conferences, symposia, and colloquia are held throughout the year, averaging
approximately one every five days."
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