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Upcoming Events

    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Virtual Meeting

    Coffee & Connect

    Coffee & Connect

    An informal gathering to share and learn with your ORTESOL community.

    Topic: What we get and need from conferences

    Time: Saturday, August 10th, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    During this session, Judith O'Loughlin and Cassie DeFillipo will discuss TESOL 2024, which was held in Tampa, Florida this year. Then participants will discuss what they want out of conferences and professional development. What topics and types of conferences are most helpful for ESOL teachers?

    This is a free members only event.  Members can invite one guest.  Log in to RSVP.

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    Coffee and Connect Proposals

    If you have an idea for a future Coffee and Connect, submit your idea on the event request form. These do not need to be a formal presentation. You would lead an informal discussion on the topic and other participants would share their experience.

    Submit a Coffee and Connect Event Request
    • 9 Nov 2024
    • 10 Nov 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Clackamas Community College Harmony Campus, Milwaukie, OR

    2024 ORTESOL Fall Conference - Building the Future of ESOL

    ORTESOL 2024 Fall Conference

    Building the Future of ESOL

    • F2F Saturday, November 9, 2024, 9:30-5:30
    • Online Sunday, November 10, 2024, 9:30-5:30

    Registration fees

    Face-to-Face and Virtual: Members $50, Non-members: $85*

    Sunday, Online Only: Members: $30, Non-members: $65*

    * Join ORTESOL! Joining first and registering costs the same as the non-member fee, and in some cases is cheaper.

    Note: There are a limited number of needs-based registrations available for member presenters. To apply, please contact the conference chair. Email Travel grants are also available - click here for more information.

    About the Conference

    A one-day face-to-face conference will be held at the Clackamas Community College, Harmony Campus, 7738 SE Harmony Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97222. (It is located near Clackamas Town Center Mall)

    Kathy Harris - Digital literacy for remote and online language learning Nicholas Peachey - Artificial intelligence to enhance creativity in language learning

    A one-day online conference will be offered Sunday, with some of the same presenters as the f2f.

    Conference theme: Building the Future of ESOL

    This conference is focusing on two aspects of the future of ESOL: a) the use of AI and IT in language teaching, and b) opportunities for teaching domestically and abroad.

    See details about the conference

    Call for Proposals

    ORTESOL is accepting presentation proposals for the fall conference. 

    Presentation proposals, from now till Oct. 15, can be made here. (But read about presentation types first)

    More information

    Award of Excellence Nominations

    Award of Excellence - click for more information

    ORTESOL acknowledges all ESOL teachers, trainers and volunteers who have demonstrated resilience and compassion as they put students at the center of their work. See the ORTESOL website for more information.

    The award will be presented at the fall conference.


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