About the Chapter

The CATESOL Bay Area Chapter’s mission is to promote excellence in education for English language learners and a high quality professional environment for their teachers. The CATESOL Bay Area Chapter represents teachers of English language learners in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties, at all levels and in all learning environments. We strive to:

  • improve teacher preparation and provide opportunities which further professional expertise
  • increase awareness of the strengths and needs of English language learners
  • promote appreciation of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

In order to do so, we sponsor several networking and educational opportunities for Bay Area ESL teachers each year.

We depend on the ideas and energy of CATESOL members like you. If you have time to volunteer for your chapter, please contact the Chapter Coordinator, Ava Fruin, at catesolbayarea@gmail.com for more information.

To be added to our email mailing list for event notifications, please visit our Mailing list – how to join page for more information.




Chapter membership is a benefit available to all CATESOL members. You can easily join CATESOL or renew your membership by visiting this page online.


CATESOL Bay Area Chapter Board Members for the 2018-2019 year are…

Ava Fruin,  Coordinator
Jenny Lemper, Coordinator-Elect
Angelika Rappe, Treasurer