Established as a professional association in 1992 with an aim of improving ELT situation in Nepal, NELTA serves as a platform for all those who have interests in ELT. Teachers and teachers in the making, teacher educators, curriculum developers, textbook writers and other materials developers, researchers, language policy makers, from home and abroad, come together at this platform and share their expertise and experiences with the spirit of "learn and let learn." With its fifty five branches at home and network with ELT associations in the neighbouring countries as well as with IATEFL ,TESOL, TESOL Africa, BELTA, ELTAI NELTA works in close association with British Council, American Embassy, Ministry of Education and Sports and other organizations.
The vision of NELTA is to enhance quality of English language teaching and learning in Nepal and high degree of professionalism among the ELT professionals.
The mission of the association is to establish NELTA as a forum for enhancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional networking, supporting and collaboration.