Advocacy with TESOL


MATSOL works with TESOL International Association to support national advocacy initiatives on the federal level. We encourage MATSOL members to become members of TESOL in order to support this important work.

TESOL Positions Statements

TESOL publishes position statements on issues affecting ESOL students and teachers nationally and internationally.  Click here to view TESOL's current position statements.

US Advocacy Action Center

At TESOL's U.S. Advocacy Action Center, members can look up their representatives, contact the government, find information on key bills and legislation and tell a friend about advocacy issues.  Go to TESOL's Advocacy Action Center.

TESOL Advocacy Day 2011
TESOL Advocacy Day 

Each year in June, MATSOL sends a member of the Board of Directors to represent MATSOL at TESOL Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Affiliate members from around the United States receive training on the legislative process, and then visit their Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill to advocate for the rights of English language learners on the federal level. 

TESOL has opened Advocacy Day to any member who would like to participate.  If you are interested, please contact TESOL directly 

For more information on TESOL Advocacy, visit the TESOL website at