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.

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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