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MIDTESOL Matters Summer 2015 Issue Published

The Summer 2015 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: State by State Updates Details on Upcoming Regional Conferences Explore EdTech with Socrative More! Click here to download your PDF copy. Read More »

MIDTESOL Student Essay Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 MIDTESOL Student Essay contest. There were 15 submissions for Best ESL Student Essay (adult learners) and 21 for Best High School Essay for a total of 36 submissions. Best High School Essays 1st place: Rachel Chun, 10th grade, Ames High School, Ames, IA. Sponsoring Teachers: Shaeley Santiago and Kendall Schuldt 2nd place: Lynn Nguyen, ... Read More »

CELTA Training Coming to Missouri State University

Are you interested in teaching overseas? Missouri State University is now proud to offer the CELTA, a world-famous 120-hour English teaching certificate program from University of Cambridge English Language Assessment Our first course will take place July 13-August 14, 2015 Some highlights of the CELTA are: Classes on a variety of topics like Classroom Management, Teaching Skills, Lesson Planning, Adapting ... Read More »

14th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference

Latinos in the Heartland: Shaping the Future: Leadership for Inclusive Communities University of Missouri-Kansas City June 10-12, 2015 Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of ... Read More »

I International Colloqium on Languages & Cultures in School and Society (Spain)

Registration is now open for the I International Colloquium on Languages and Cultures in School and Society, to be held in Soria, Spain, July 1-3, 2015.  The deadline for early registration is May 30th, 2015. The Colloquium is organized by the School of Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, and will revolve around the following topics: Individual, school and ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Technology & Second Language Learning Conference in Iowa

The annual Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL) conference brings together researchers, developers and practitioners who are interested in improvements and innovations in the uses of technology in language learning. This year, the conference will focus on phraseology and formulaic language. Phraseology and the study of formulaic language encompass any research and teaching practices that explore multi-word units of language ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Spring 2015 Issue Published

The Spring 2015 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: TESOL 2015 Convention Gatherings & Presentations CALL Interest Section Tech Tool Spotlight Updates from Member States More! Click here to download your PDF copy. Read More »

Best ELL/ESL Student Essay Awards [UPDATED]

MIDTESOL is pleased to invite teachers to submit student essays for the Best High School ESL Student Essay Award and Best ESL Student Award. Eligibility Best High School Essay Award – The student must be a high school student (grades 9-12) in good standing who is enrolled—or was enrolled formerly—in an ESOL/ELL program in a K-12 school in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska. Best ... Read More »

Iowa International Education Conference Coming in April

THE 3RD ANNUAL IOWA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE Date: April 20, 2015 Location: University of Northern Iowa Maucker Union, Cedar Falls Please join us for the 3rd Annual Iowa NAFSA International Education Conference. This will be a one day event from 9am-4pm. This conference will be similar to a regional NAFSA conference in that we will have people representing all facets ... Read More »

TIRF Announces 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants Competition

TIRF is pleased to announce its 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating any of the following topics: Bilingualism or Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, and the Professions Language Assessment Optimal Uses of Technology in the Delivery of English Language Instruction Language Teacher Education Students’ Age and Effective English Language ... Read More »