While trying to get a "free" student subscription to a really good site - and then of course (being myself pretty poor) thinking about it all, and well --... etc http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/docs/3100/3055.pdf see "reference data" down below: {here} BEGIN BLOCK-LIST ============================================ TESOL GLOBAL MEMBERSHIPS: Eligible Countries Valid through April 30, 2008 AFGHANISTAN ALBANIA ALGERIA ANGOLA ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ARGENTINA ARMENIA AZERBAIJAN BAHAMAS BAHRAIN BANGLADESH BARBADOS BELARUS BELIZE BENIN BHUTAN BOLIVIA BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA BOTSWANA BRAZIL BULGARIA BURKINA FASO BURUNDI CAMBODIA CAMEROON CAPE VERDE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CHAD CHILE CHINA (see People’s Rep of China) COLOMBIA COMOROS CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO COOK ISLANDS COSTA RICA COTE D`IVOIRE CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC DJIBOUTI DOMINICA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ECUADOR EGYPT EL SALVADOR EQUATORIAL GUINEA ERITREA ESTONIA ETHIOPIA FIJI GABON GAMBIA GEORGIA GHANA GRENADA GUATEMALA GUINEA GUINEA BISSAU GUYANA HAITI HONDURAS HONG KONG SAR CHINA HUNGARY IRAQ IRAN INDIA INDONESIA JAMAICA JORDAN KAZAKHSTAN KENYA KIRIBATI KOSOVO (UNMIK) KYRGYZSTAN LAOS LATVIA LEBANON LESOTHO LIBERIA LIBYA LITHUANIA MACAU SAR CHINA MACEDONIA MADAGASCAR MALAWI MALAYSIA MALDIVES MALI MALTA MARSHALL ISLANDS MAURITANIA MAURITIUS MEXICO MICRONESIA MOLDOVA MONGOLIA MONTENEGRO MOROCCO MOZAMBIQUE MYANMAR NAMIBIA NEPAL NICARAGUA NIGER NIGERIA OMAN PAKISTAN PALAU PALESTINE PANAMA PAPUA NEW GUINEA PARAGUAY PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA PERU PHILIPPINES POLAND QATAR ROMANIA RUSSIA RWANDA SAINT KITTS & NEVIS SAINT LUCIA SAINT VINCENT SAMOA SAO TOME & PRINCIPE SAUDI ARABIA SENEGAL SERBIA SEYCHELLES SIERRA LEONE SLOVAKIA SOLOMON ISLANDS SOMALIA SOUTH AFRICA SRI LANKA SUDAN SURINAME SWAZILAND SYRIA TAJIKISTAN TANZANIA THAILAND TIMOR-LESTE TOGO TONGA TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TUNISIA TURKEY TURKMENISTAN UGANDA UKRAINE URUGUAY UZBEKISTAN VANUATU VENEZUELA VIETNAM YEMEN ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE END BLOCK-LIST ============================================ END BLOCK-LIST

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oddly enough the "retired" rate is exhorbinatnly high. I guess they must think retired teachers are just living it up!!!! ? BEGIN REFERENCE DATA ======================================= MEMBERSHIP TYPES The global membership categories offer two discounted membership options for members who are current legal residents or native-born current residents of a country with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of US$15,000 or less (as defined by the United Nations). Global members are full members of TESOL, but membership benefits may vary. Global members are not eligible for early renewal discounts. The global membership, individual (GMI) category includes one full year of membership in TESOL and includes both print (Essential Teacher) and electronic offerings. The global membership, electronic (GME) category is an electronic-only category: you must have a valid e-mail address in order to receive benefits by e-mail. The print magazine Essential Teacher is not included. GME members may add electronic access to TESOL Quarterly (electronic only; no print copies included) for an additional $25. A subsidized global membership fund is available to new members who are unable to pay full dues to join. (The fund is not available for membership renewals.) If you are interested in becoming a global electronic member (GME), your subsidized dues would be $10 (rather than $25) or a global individual member (GMI) would pay only $25 rather than $40). To apply, send an e-mail to Pam Williams, Director, Member Services at pwilliams@tesol.org along with your e-mail address, and a short paragraph summarizing why you should receive the fund and which membership category (GME or GMI) you would prefer. You will be contacted regarding acceptance or not. If accepted, you will be sent an application to complete and submit along with the small payment. This fund is not available to any one living in locations other than those countries on the qualified eligible countries list. Full-time student membership is for those engaged in full-time study only (12 or more credits undergraduate, 6+ credits master's/graduate, 3+ credits doctoral). Students must provide (by e-mail, mail, or fax) a dated unofficial transcript to verify full-time study, and must reapply annually. Maximum participation as a student member is limited to 5 years. Student members of TESOL may participate in a student-only electronic discussion list. Full-time members are not eligible for early renewal discounts. Retired members must qualify by having been a TESOL member 5 of the past 10 years, be fully retired from the workforce, and send proof of full-time retirement with their first application. Proof of full-time retirement can be in the form of a letter from your place of retirement on official letterhead, or anything from Social Security or a pension fund indicating retirement. Proof is only required the first time you join as a retired member. Retired members are not eligible for early renewal discounts. Thanks for following up on my membership. I value my TESOL membership and END REFERENCE DATA ========================================= END REFERENCE DATA