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.
U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order
that bans entry to the United States from seven Muslim majority countries and suspends all refugee programs. This order has an immediate impact on English language educators and their students at all levels. TESOL has provided a list of resources that TESOL educators can user and adapt to ensure that their immigrant students are treated equitably.
A message from TESOL President Dudley Reynolds and Executive Director Rosa Aronson reaffirming TESOL's commitment to its founding principles: individual language rights, respect for diversity, multiculturalism, multilingualism, and inclusivity.
Anticipating the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act
(ESSA), the chief statute that funds primary and secondary education in the United States, TESOL Press
has released a free resource kit to help TESOL professionals navigate the new law as it relates to English language learning and teaching.
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.