Welcome To ORTESOL!
ORTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL and was founded in 1977. We serve teachers, administrators, researchers, and students of the ESL profession in the state of Oregon.
Our Mission Statement
ORTESOL is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote
scholarship, disseminate information, strengthen instruction and
research at all levels in the teaching of English to speakers of other
languages, and to cooperate in appropriate ways with other groups having
March 11-16 is ESL Awareness Week in Oregon
Please visit out new Advocacy webpage to learn more about how ORTESOL is a sponsor and supporter of the events of this week and to see Governor Kate Brown's Proclamation.
Registration for ORTESOL's Spring Workshop is now open!
Empowering Teachers, Empowering Learners
Saturday, May 4th - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
Empowering teachers and empowering learners means recognizing that we all have the power we need to control our own teaching and learning -- and the power to claim our rights both inside and outside the classroom. This year’s Spring Conference theme is all about helping teachers and learners feel stronger, more confident, and able to access all the resources we need to be leaders. Sessions will cover two main areas:
Do you teach English language learners in K-12?
The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) will be hosting the 2019 State English Learners Alliance Conference March 13th-15th in Eugene Oregon. Learn more and register today: https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/events/2019-ela
TESOL international convention 2023
International TESOL will be coming to Portland in 2023!
The event will take place 21-24 March 2023 hosted by ORTESOL.