Whereas speakers of nonstandard English should have the opportunity to learn standard English and teachers should be aware of the influence on nonstandard English on the acquisition of standard English, and
Whereas TESOL is a major organization which exerts influence on English language education throughout the educational community,
Be it Therefore Resolved that TESOL will make every effort to support the appropriate training of teachers of speakers of nonstandard dialects by disseminating information through its established vehicles.
1981 TESOL Convention
Detroit, Michigan USA
Note: This member resolution was voted upon during the annual business meeting of the association in 1981. Resolutions passed at the annual business meetings of the membership are not official policy of the association. The resolutions need a vote of approval by the Board of Directors.