About the Chapter


We hope to see you at tomorrows event, the CATESOL Bay Area Chapter’s Winter Conference: Increasing Engagement in the Digital Age.

Take a look at the digital copy of the program HERE, and start planning your day of programming!
We look forward to seeing you there!


Registration is now OPEN for the CATESOL Bay Area Chapter’s Winter Event! 

Follow the link to the registration site HERE. Register now to save your spot and take advantage of the discounted early registration rate before January 27th!


CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Please consider submitting a proposal to present at our Winter Conference on February 3rd at the College of Alameda. 

Please submit your proposal HERE. Final deadline for proposal submissions is January 10, 2018.


SAVE THE DATE for the CATESOL Bay Area Chapter’s Winter Conference, to be held on Saturday, February 3rd at the College of Alameda.

This year’s conference theme is “Increasing Engagement in the Digital Age.” We look forward to seeing you there!


Congratulations to the newly elected CATESOL Bay Area Chapter Board Members! Board members for the 2017-2018 year are…

Ava Fruin,  Coordinator
Melissa Potts, Coordinator-Elect
Angelika Rappe, Treasurer
Jenny Lemper, Secretary

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.