TESOL International Association aims to deepen respect for the TESOL profession, its practitioners, and the profession's student constituency. TESOL's advocacy program addresses issues that affect the profession worldwide. To get involved, check out the Advocacy Action Center and sign up for alerts.
The interactive Advocacy Action Center includes detailed information on the U.S. Congress including a congressional directory, legislation and bills, and communication tools. Use it to:
- Look up your representatives
- Contact members of Congress, the President, or other government officials
- Find information on key bills and legislation related to English language teaching and learning
TESOL International Association is frequently required to take positions on key issues in English language education and make comments on important government policies and legislation. TESOL’s letters and alerts address the issues that affect the profession.
Once a year, English language educators from across the United States meet to learn about the inner workings of Congress, receive hands-on training on the fundamentals of advocacy, gain knowledge about the current political climate and trends as they relate to TESOL's priorities, and meet with members of Congress to share their thoughts.