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 similar concerns.

TESOL 2017 Popcorn Parties

5/19/2017  -  4:15pm - 6:15pm
Linn-Benton Community College Albany Campus,
Luckiamute Center, Room 116

Host: Jen Sacklin  E-mail: jmsacklin@gmail.com

5/20/2017  -  10am - 1pm
Medford Popcorn Party
101 N. Grape St., Medford, OR (upstairs conference room)

Host: Betsy Dasenko E-mail: betsy.dasenko@oregonstate.edu

5/26/2017  -  3pm - 5pm
Portland State University, University Center Building (UCB)
Office of Applied Linguistics, Suite 335B

Host: Vince Laspina  E-mail: vlaspina@pdx.edu

5/30/2017  -  1pm - 3pm
Portland Community College SE
Tabor Hall, Rm 107-109

Host: Davida Jordan  E-mail: davidaschoem@gmail.com

6/2/2017  -  3:30pm - 5:30pm
Clackamas Community College,
Oregon City Campus, Dye Room 104

Host: Susan Caisse  E-mail: susan.caisse@clackamas.edu

6/3/2017  -  1pm - 3pm
Chemeketa Community College, Building 8, Room 117

Host: Shawn Walker  E-mail: shawn4walker@gmail.com

LESLLA Scholarship Opportunity

The ORTESOL Board is pleased to announce the funding of 14 scholarships each worth $125 to cover the cost of registration for the 13th annual LESLLA Symposium, which will be held at Portland State University from August 10-12, 2017. 

The international Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) Symposium brings together researchers and teachers who share an interest in the development of second language skills by adult immigrants with little or no schooling prior to entering the country of study.


Membership rates will increase on July 1 2017.

New rates will be $30 for full time teachers, $20 for part time teachers, students and retirees.

Renew now and extend your membership by twelve months at existing rates! 

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