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Advocacy Tools & Resources

Support Your Multilingual Learners of English and the ELT Profession Around the Globe


Take Action With Free Resources From TESOL!

TESOL wants to support your English language teaching advocacy efforts, no matter where you are in the world. Please review the free U.S. and and global resources provided below and contact us at if you have any suggested resources to add.

Global Resources to Inform Your Advocacy

Resources on Immigration and Refugee Concerns 

U.S. immigration and refugee policies have an immediate impact on English language learners and educators. To help teachers and learners understand and respond, TESOL has provided a list of statements, letters, and resources.

Learn more. 

Fact Sheets and Resources for the ELT profession in support of MLEs worldwide

Easy access to facts sheets and resources around the globe on issues affecting the English language teaching (ELT) profession and multilingual learners of English (MLE).

Resources and Facts Sheets here.

Education Policy and Strategies

These resources provide valuable insights into education policy and strategies around the world, with deep dives into education access and outcomes.

UNESCO: Education Policy & Strategy

UNESCO: Global Education Monitoring Report and Inclusion and Education

OECD: Education at a Glance

Resources for U.S. Federal Laws

MLEs in U.S. PreK-12 Public Education:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is a statute that funds primary and secondary education in the United States. Learn how to navigate the law. 

MLEs in Adult Education
As the largest piece of U.S. federal legislation to address adult education and workforce training, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides funding to adult English language learner programs across the United States through its Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). It will help you better understand the law and its impact on adult multilingual learners of English.


Community and Family Toolkit

Engage the families of English learners in classrooms, schools, and communities. 

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Advocacy Action Center

The action center is a free resource for all advocates, TESOL members and non-members alike, to find and contact their members of the United States Congress and state legislatures. Most importantly advocates can answer action alerts from TESOL to contact their members of Congress on important issues TESOL is tracking.

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