Dakota TESOL Closer Connections Conference

Save the Date! The 2019 Dakota TESOL Closer Connections Conference is scheduled for October 21-22 at Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD. Registration opens July 1. Visit the Dakota TESOL website to stay up to date. Read More »

Flipgrid for the ESL Classroom

By Jeanne Beck Flipgrid is a video discussion platform where teachers post questions and students answer in video format. Classmates can view and reply to each other’s videos, and the teacher can reply publicly or privately to an individual student. Flipgrid can be integrated into any content area as a way for students to process their learning and communicate about ... Read More »

Announcing the winners of the 2019 MIDTESOL Student Essay Awards

MIDTESOL is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 MIDTESOL Student Essay Contest. Three winners were awarded at the K-12 level and at the Adult. Congratulations to these students who demonstrated excellence in written English. K-12 Winners 1st: Lumiere Bisimwa $100 Sponsoring Teacher: Daniel Lekin Liberty High School North Liberty, Iowa 2nd: Wendy Corzo $50 Sponsoring Teacher: Elissa Jones ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Presents Spring & Summer Webinar Series

Webinar

In an effort to provide more opportunities for professional development for our members and other English language teachers, MIDTESOL is excited to launch a Webinar Series. MIDTESOL will host two webinars in April with a second series coming in June 2019! See the details below to sign up for one or both of the April webinars and for information on ... Read More »

Extended Deadline for submissions to MIDTESOL Journal 2019

MIDTESOL Journal

Dear English Language Teaching Professionals, In an effort to expand the breadth of articles included in the second edition of MIDTESOL Journal, the deadline for submitting two types of articles has been extended to May 15, 2019: Effective activities and tips for teachers (no more than 2000 words) Reviews of instructional materials (no more than 1000 words) Below you will ... Read More »

Tips for Choosing the “Best” TESOL Training/Degree Program, Part 2

by Adrienne Johnson Editor’s Note: This article is intended to help guide teachers who are trying to decide on a TESOL training program, as well as to help administrators evaluate the quality of training that potential hires might have. Part 1  addressed various teaching contexts while Part 2 focuses on factors to evaluate a program. What is important to you? ... Read More »

Tips for Choosing the “Best” TESOL Training/Degree Program, Part 1

by Adrienne Johnson This article is intended to help guide teachers who are trying to decide on a TESOL training program, as well as to help administrators evaluate the quality of training that potential hires might have. Part 1 addresses various teaching contexts while Part 2 focuses on factors to evaluate a program. With a steady need for more educators ... Read More »

Combating Demoralization Among ESL Teachers

by Jeanne Beck Recently the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) conducted a survey of certified teacher members to determine the extent to which national trends in teacher attrition were affecting teachers statewide. With 2,212 responses, the survey revealed that “six out of 10 Missouri teachers have seriously considered leaving the profession in the last three years,” and that some of ... Read More »

MIDTESOL at #TESOL19: See You In Atlanta!

If you’re heading to Atlanta for #TESOL19, here is a summary of when and where to meet up with other MIDTESOLers. Tuesday, March 12 after the opening keynote, join us from 7:30 – 9:30 PM for the MIDTESOL Welcome Social. Meet us for food, fun, and networking at Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, GA 30313. If you have ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Spring 2019 Published

The Spring 2019 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: TESOL 2019 Info Awards Applications State by state updates Interest Section News And more! Click here to download your PDF copy. For back issues of MIDTESOL Matters, click here. Read More »