FREE English Language Educator Conference – Missouri

Save the date! Missouri State University’s English Language Institute presents the English Language Educator Conference on March 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This free, one-day conference is designed for English language educators at the K-12 and university levels. Proposals The conference is accepting proposals until March 5, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Click here to submit your proposal. Registration ... Read More »

Ukrainian initiative GoGlobal launches 5th anniversary GoCamp

International call for volunteers to inspire 50 000 school children all over Ukraine in summer 2020 GoCamp – the biggest volunteering program in Eastern Europe of summer language school-based camps– is looking for 500 English, German or French-speaking volunteers from all over the world. We invite teachers, students, people of any profession to try yourself in amazing activities with kids! The ... Read More »

Call for MIDTESOL Journal Submissions


Calling all English language educators! The deadline for submitting manuscripts to MIDTESOL Journal has been extended to Sunday, March 1, 2020! MIDTESOL Journal is an annual blind peer-reviewed academic publication dedicated to the dissemination of research and ideas of interest to English language teaching professionals in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and worldwide. Articles in the MIDTESOL Journal are grounded in research, theory, pedagogy, and best practices ... Read More »

Free Webinar: Understanding Immigration Today


Join educators from Re-imagining Migration, Facing History and Ourselves, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and more to learn strategies for creating safe and welcoming spaces for students to learn about immigration news and issues in The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute’s next free webinar Understanding Immigration Today: Current Events in the Classroom on Wednesday, February 12, from 3:00-4:00 PM EST. Learn: Current immigration ... Read More »

Announcement: Two Fulbright Programs for U.S. K-12 Teachers

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the United States to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad for three to six months. Fulbright DA fellows complete individual inquiry projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take courses at a host university, and ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Pizza Meetup at Denver TESOL

Planning to attend TESOL 2020?  Join us for a MIDTESOL reception with plenty of pizza and appetizers at the Pizza Republica restaurant, inside the Colorado Convention Center immediately following the opening plenary at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Image by engin akyurt from Pixabay Read More »

MIDTESOL Members Only: Travel Awards Announced

MIDTESOL members considering attending the TESOL 2020 Convention in Denver, Colorado, March 31-April 3, 2020, have an opportunity for funding through MIDTESOL. As one of your member benefits, MIDTESOL offers a Travel Award to help cover the cost of attending the TESOL 2020 Convention. The recipient will be expected to: submit receipts for proof of expenses (the recipient will receive ... Read More »

Announcing MIDTESOL 2020 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 2020 conference theme: “Community at a Crossroads: The Right to Education”. Eligibility Best K-12 ELL Essay Award – The student must be a K-12 student in ... Read More »

Accurate Assessment of English Learners (PDF)

by Shelley Fairbairn Assessing English learners is a task fraught with complexity; how can we elicit demonstrations of content knowledge and skills from students who are still learning English? This topic has received a lot of attention in the research literature and teachers need access to this critical information. To this end, the “Accurate Assessment of English Learners” brochure constitutes ... Read More »

Paper Airplanes Tutoring Application for Spring 2020

Paper Airplanes Tutoring Application

Are you interested in tutoring Syrian refugees and other individuals affected by conflict? Do you have two hours a week to spare? Apply to become a Paper Airplanes English tutor! Paper Airplanes provides free, one-on-one virtual language and skills instruction to people affected by conflict. Our goal is to help our students learn critical languages and marketable skills for their ... Read More »