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Welcome To Illinois TESOL-BE!

The Illinois TESOL-BE is a professional, nonprofit organization which supports research and instruction in the teaching of standard English to speakers of other language or dialect and in bilingual education.

To learn more, please click here.

To learn about becoming a member, visit the Membership tab or join by clicking below:

ITBE 2017 At-A-Glance Schedule Now Available

We're sorry for the delay, but the ITBE 2017 At-A-Glance Schedule is now available.  Please click here to view the At-A-Glance Schedule for 2017.

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Professional Development Scholarships from ITBE: Apply now!

Extended Deadline: Monday, Feb 6, 2017

There is still time to apply for a professional development scholarship for ESL or bilingual education teachers (part time or full time), and students in undergraduate or graduate TESOL and Bilingual education programs, who would like to attend the annual ITBE convention but are not able to receive funding from their institutions.


This scholarship covers the cost of registration at the convention for Saturday, Feb 25 and a one year membership in ITBE.

To apply please go to:

If you have already applied by the Jan 6 deadline, you don’t need to apply again.

Please direct questions to:

Recent News

Don't Miss ITBE's 43rd Annual Convention!

Posted: December 22, 2016

ITBE invites you to attend our Annual Convention: Meeting the Challenge. The Convention will take place on February 24-25, 2017 at the Chicago Marriot Naperville. Register early!

ITBE Link Fall Issue: Call for Submissions

Posted: December 22, 2016

It's time to submit your article for the Link. Looking for full-length feature articles, teaching tips, reviews, and more. The deadline is September 30. See the webpage for details.