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Enhancing State-Level Advocacy: U.S. State Legislative Issues Impacting ELT

From Florida to California, U.S. states are active in legislation and policy affecting you, ELT educators, and the multilingual learners of English. Join TESOL on 11 November from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET, as we provide an overview of issues across the states, explore the implications, and discuss how you can make an impact in your own advocacy efforts.

Cost: $35

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TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

Annually, 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. 

Customized Training

TESOL Advocacy Workshop

Would you like to build the advocacy skills of and empower the English language educators in your school, community, or beyond?

TESOL's Advocacy Workshop provides you with the skills and resources to build and elevate your advocacy efforts, whether at the local and community level or impact policy. 

Attend to gain the skills to empower and equip:

  1. Understanding advocacy at all levels, from grassroots to grasstops
  2. Using the power of storytelling
  3. Equipping others for their own advocacy
  4. Increasing community advocacy
  5. Planning advocacy efforts - from allies to opposition, from messaging to coalitions, from ideas to action 
  6. (U.S.A. only) Engage in the federal and state legislative process


  • One-day workshop, delivered online or onsite
  • Groups of 25, with a cap of 30
  • Active and engaged learning

Ask about discounted pricing for TESOL’s Advocacy & Policy Summit in Washington, DC, 20-21 June 2023.

Make Contact

Advocacy Action Center

The action center is a free resource for all advocates, U.S. 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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