Position Papers

CATESOL has written fifteen position papers to address issues of concern to ESL professionals. These papers have been used as references for discussion, support for legislation, and guidelines for program development. CATESOL encourages you to make use of these position papers in your local districts.

 If you are from out-of-state, CATESOL encourages you to adapt these papers to suit your circumstances. In all cases, please give credit to: California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.


CATESOL Position Statement in Response to proposed legislation AB 705 (Irwin) May 2017

CATESOL Position Statement supporting California Community College Academic Senate Resolution regarding Consistency in Data Mart Basic Skills Progress Tracker

CATESOL Position Statement opposing discrimination against Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) and teachers with "non-standard" varieties of English

CATESOL Position Statement on the Development of English as a Second/Other Language Credential

CATESOL Position Statement supporting CA AB86 Cooperation Between CA Community Colleges and K-12 Adult Education