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
Important Opportunity to Advocate!
ORTESOL encourages all members to issue a comment on the changes to the Public Charge rules being proposed by the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed changes may make it difficult for both immigrants and international students who are here legally to remain in the US if they have ever accessed public benefits or are judged as likely to access benefits in the future. These changes could have a devastating effect on the lives of millions of people who contribute to our nation's economy and may seriously undermine their ability to change their visa status, seek education, or engage in job skills training.
Please click on the "Comment Now" button of the Regulations.gov webpage linked here by December 10th.
Learn more about the proposed changes with the following resources:
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.