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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.

Nattinger Travel Grant Application!

Deadline to submit is Friday, January 25th. Please download the application guidelines and email it to for consideration. Awards will be announced by Feb. 1st 

What does ORTESOL mean to you?

Watch our new video highlighting the educators and professionals that make up our community. Start 2019 off as part of our community dedicated to sharing practices -- join ORTESOL today! 

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:

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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