Category Archives: News

English for Refugees Fellowship Info Session

Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Marlboro College is able to offer the English for Refugees Fellowship for educators interested in teaching English to help people build independent and dignified lives. English for Refugees Fellows will be embedded in a community working directly with refugees and immigrants at USCRI Field Offices where they will practice ... Read More »

Announcing MIDTESOL 2017 Student Essay Awards

MIDTESOL is pleased to invite teachers to announce and submit student essays for the Best K-12 ESL Student Essay Award and Best ESL Student Award. Topics reflect this year’s conference theme: Crossroads of Cultures. Eligibility Best K-12 Essay Award – The student must be a K-12 school student in good standing who is enrolled—or was enrolled formerly—in an ESOL/ELL program in ... Read More »

Awards Announcement: Four Win TESOL Membership

Congratulations to MIDTESOL members Mary Christensen, Erica Clements, Tara Friga, and Gretchen Meinhardt who have each been awarded a free year-long membership to the TESOL International Association. Mary Christensen, Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Mary always knew that her passion was bridging cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication gaps. At 12, she was telling teachers that her dream was ... Read More »

Free online learning course: ‘Dyslexia and language teaching’

Announcing ‘Dyslexia and Language Teaching‘, a free online course offered April 24-May 21. ‘Dyslexia and Language Teaching’ is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate and cater ... Read More »

Awards Announcement: 2017 MIDTESOL Travel Award Winner Announced

Congratulations to Amy Roither from Webster University on winning MIDTESOL’s $500 Travel Award to attend #TESOL17 in Seattle. Roither has been an adjunct professor of ESL at Webster University since 2007. She will present her latest work, “Beyond Paper: Creating Online Editing Guides,” on March 24th at the TESOL convention in Seattle. Her previous presentations on methods for incorporating technology ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Winter Workshop Upcoming

MIDTESOL presents MIDTESOL Winter Workshop February 3, 2017 2:00-5:00PM Iowa City, Iowa This event will serve as a professional development workshop that will be available free of charge to members of the MIDTESOL organization. The purpose of this event is to encourage networking and collaboration among MIDTESOL members and to preview presentations that will be given at the TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo in March. ... Read More »

III International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity, in School and Society

The Call for Proposals (English and Spanish) and Registration are now open for the III International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity, in School and Society, which will be held in Soria, Spain, July 5-7, 2017. The Colloquium is organized by the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (Los Angeles, California), with the support of the Department of Culture of the ... Read More »

Call for Participants: Global Survey of English Language Teachers

Project Title: Do You Teach About American Culture? Dear Colleagues, My name is Bryan Meadows, and I am an associate professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, USA). I am conducting a global survey of English language teachers. The survey is collecting information about how English language teachers in global settings teach about American culture to their students. Put another way, ... Read More »

Call for Proposals: TESOL 2017 Electronic Village & Technology Showcase

The TESOL CALL-IS is pleased to present the Call for Proposals for the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2017.  Please re-post and re-share the following Call for Proposals to all interested parties: TESOL 2017 March 21-24, 2017 Seattle, Washington, USA Electronic Village Special Events: Call for Proposals Deadline for Submissions: November 15, 2016 http://www.call-is.org/ev/ You are invited to submit a proposal ... Read More »

An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act – FREE WEBINAR

In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA brings sweeping policy changes to the K-12 arena that all educators should be aware of. With a primary focus on the changes to Title I and Title III, this webinar will provide a broad overview of the law ... Read More »