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 »

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 »