TESL-L, the largest interactive discussion forum on the Internet, is a
simple, inexpensive e-mail resource created especially for teachers of
English as a second or foreign language. As of spring 1998,
TESL-L has 22,000 members in 122 countries; it also has special interest
branches and a large online archive of materials, articles, lesson plans,
digested discussions, etc. Supported by a grant from the United States
Information Agency, TESL-L's services are free to all users.
Joining the list is easy. Just send an e-mail message to
Leave the subject line blank, and as the text of your message simply type
SUBscribe TESL-L <yourfirstname> <yourlastname>
(For example: SUB TESL-L William Shakespeare)
Within minutes, you should get a confirmation message that you are now
a member of TESL-L.
You will also get a long greeting message. Make sure you save
this message for future reference. In fact, it would be a good idea
to print it out so you will have a hard copy at hand. The message will
contain important information about such matters as:
Return to John Green's home page.
using the list (posting messages and using system commands);
mail options (important because mail on TESL-L can be heavy and there are
special ways of receiving mail that many people find useful);
directions for canceling your membership should you wish to do so;
the special interest branches of TESL-L;
TESLK-12, the "sister list" of TESL-L for K-12 teachers
using the TESL-L archives;
... and more.