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 Trump administration has recently instituted changes in U.S. immigration and refugee policies that have an immediate impact on English language learners and educators. To help teachers and learners understand and respond to this evolving situation, TESOL has provided a list of resources. This list will be updated regularly, so please share it widely and check back often.
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.