ORTESOL's position on immigration is as follows: We as educators and English language professionals affirm our commitment to the protection and empowerment of the communities we serve including documented and undocumented immigrants and refugees residing in Oregon and those seeking refuge in the United States. See our full position statement.
Kathleen Holloway's article, "ESOL and Immigration: Five Steps Can We Take Now" explains how you as a ESOL Professional or Volunteer you can contribute significantly to the safety and well-being of immigrant communities and of our student base.
ORTESOL has partnered with Multnomah County Libraries to bring book recommendations to Oregonians who want to “Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes”. View our book list.
If you are not a ESOL Professional but would like to get involved, there are many volunteering opportunities.
The Portland ESL Network has a list of organizations who are looking for volunteers. View the list on their website.
The Refugee Volunteer Organization also has volunteer opportunities. Check out their website.
ORTESOL's mission 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.
ORTESOL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the EIN: 93-0687301. Your contribution is tax deductible.
Press release about ESL Awareness Week