Announcing MIDTESOL 2019 Student Essay Contests

MIDTESOL is pleased to invite its members to announce and submit student essays for the Best K-12 ELL Student Essay Award and the Best Adult ELL Student Essay Award. Topics reflect this year’s Fall 2019 conference theme: “Bridges to Success”. Eligibility Best K-12 ELL Essay Award – The student must be a K-12 student in good standing who is enrolled ... Read More »

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

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The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. It is governed by policies established by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing ... Read More »

Offering Students Non-Overwhelming Authenticity – Part 2

by Kaylene Powell In Part 1, I introduced the idea of using TEDEd video lessons to help ESL students build vocabulary, listening fluency, and critical thinking skills with inviting input. Today, I want to focus on another source of authentic input I like to use with my college-aged and adult students. While building my program and then revising the curriculum, ... Read More »

Webinar: Teach Immigration Now


Educators, feel confident discussing immigration news and issues with your students after participating in The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute’s next free webinar Teaching Immigration Now: Current Events in the Classroom on Tuesday, February 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. Join experts from the Anti-Defamation League and Re-imagining Migration in this free, interactive professional development session designed to help you foster ... Read More »

Offering Students Non-Overwhelming Authenticity – Part 1

by Kaylene Powell While building and revising curriculum for an updated ESL program at Bellevue University, I’ve faced this challenge: how do I design and run courses in a way that will help students improve their daily fluency and confidence while also preparing them with EAP knowledge/skills they will need in other university courses down the road? Going back to ... Read More »

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers

Announcing a professional development opportunity for STEM, ICT, and TESOL educators across the United States during summer 2019! The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DAST) provides an opportunity for outstanding K–12 teachers from the United States to take part in a two- to six-week professional development experience overseas during summer 2019. Three countries are part of summer ... Read More »

Call for MIDTESOL Journal Editor


MIDTESOL Journal is accepting applications for Editor. The position of MIDTESOL Journal Editor includes the following responsibilities: identifies and invites potential contributors recruits reviewers diversifies/internationalizes the editorial board makes final decisions regarding manuscript acceptance or rejection after the associate editor and the reviewers have completed the review process decides the direction of the Journal with the editorial board (e.g., the ... Read More »

Introducing the MIDTESOL Journal


We are pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural MIDTESOL Journal, officially replacing the Annual Conference Proceedings. MIDTESOL Journal provides readers with dissemination on various topics in English language teaching. This first issue includes: an easy-to-use technique to help students make full use of the rich cultural and linguistic environment where they learn English; an interesting way to help students learning ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Fall 2018 Published

The Fall 2018 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: Welcome from the new president #MIDTESOL18 Conference Report Advocacy Report And more! Click here to download your PDF copy. For back issues of MIDTESOL Matters, click here. Read More »

Webinar: How to Talk About Immigrants

Learn the values that bind the foreign- and U.S.-born in The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute’s next free webinar What We Have in Common: How to Talk About Immigrants on Tuesday, November 13, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST. This free, interactive webinar includes ways to communicate these traits in your conversations, campaigns and social media so they resonate with your neighbors, ... Read More »