Section 1. Name. The name of this organization shall be the "Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language," and its abbreviated form shall be "Asia TEFL," hereafter referred to as Asia TEFL.
Section 2. Goal. Asia TEFL is to serve as a secular, nonpolitical forum that brings together ELT professionals in the Asia region to collect, disseminate, and discuss information on English language teaching and learning in the Asian context with the objective of promoting scholarship which will lead to improvements in the way English is both learned and taught. This will be accomplished primarily through conferences, meetings, special interest groups, research projects, and journals and other publications.
Section 3. Official Language. As Asia TEFL is an international association and as English in not only the most universally used international language but also the professional interest of Asia TEFL, English shall be the official language for all official international activities of Asia TEFL.