Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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ORTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL and was founded in 1977. We are a membership-based association serving teachers, volunteers, administrators, researchers, and pre-service educators 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.

The 2020 ORTESOL Journal is now complete

The journal is locally peer-reviewed and indexed on ERIC and ProQuest. We regularly feature out-of-state authors.  

If you are interested in writing for the ORTESOL Journal, please see the Submission Guidelines.

We are accepting submissions for the 2021 Journal until December 20th 2020. Please look at the guidelines and reach out to the journal editors at journal@ortesol.org with any questions. 



Announcing our 2020 Sponsor ESL Library!


ESL Library is offering all active ORTESOL members a trial of their premium plan!

This generous sponsorship supports our members with thousands of printable lessons, flashcards, and other resources to enhance your classroom. If you're not a member now, you can renew anytime this year and still gain access to this amazing member benefit! 

Join or renew today to get your activation code!

*And don't forget! You can save money and time by selecting automatic renewal on certain membership levels to show your support for ORTESOL in 2020!

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.

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