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.

2017 ORTESOL Fall Conference

You are invited to present at the 2017 Fall Conference, hosted by the American English Institute at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. If you feel as though you have content to contribute to this year’s Fall Conference, please feel free to submit your proposal to ORTESOL. Please see the Call for Proposals for full  details.

All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 31, 2017. No exceptions will be made for late proposals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Chelsea Arsenault.

LESLLA Scholarship Winners!

ORTESOL is proud to announce the winners of the LESLLA 2017 Scholarship. The scholarships were awarded to ORTESOL members who have shown a strong commitment to and demonstrated professional development interest in the development of second language and literacy skills by adult immigrants.

We received a record number of applications, and we appreciate everyone who applied!

Congrats to the winners!

Linda Bonder, Beaverton Literacy Council, Village ESOL

Andrea Craig, Urban Corps Charter School

Max Forstag, ELS Language Center, Portland Public Schools

Erin Good, Portland State University graduate student

Kathleen Hoag, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Francoise Howard, Linn-Benton Community College

Susan Kaller, Portland International Scholars Academy at Benson High School

Sarah Keeney, MA TESOL student, IELP Tutor, Portland State University

Phan Ly, San Francisco State University graduate student

Patrik McDade, People-Places-Things

Lara Mendicino, Portland Community College

Judith O’Loughlin, Education consultant, author, teacher trainer

Debra Tavares, Reynolds High School

Stacey Zinniker, Lane Community College

The annual international Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults (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.  

The 13th annual LESLLA Symposium will be held at Portland State University from August 10-12, 2017.

For more information about ORTESOL scholarships, please email: info@ortesol.org

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