Category Archives: News

Applications Open for 2018 MIDTESOL Member Advocacy Award

Announcing – Applications for the inaugural 2018 MIDTESOL Member Advocacy Award are now being accepted! Description: One MIDTESOL member will receive up to a $1000 stipend to be used toward expenses related to attending the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., June 18-20, 2018. Winners will attend the summit with an experienced MIDTESOL attendee who will serve as ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Iowa Winter Workshop Upcoming

The second annual MIDTESOL Iowa Winter Workshop is happening on Friday, February 9, 2018 in Iowa City at the Old Capitol Mall on the campus of University of Iowa. This is a free event for MIDTESOL members. What is the MIDTESOL Iowa Winter Workshop? This is a chance for MIDTESOL members who proposed a presentation for TESOL to practice their ... Read More »

Four Keys to the Culture of China Presentation

Increase your knowledge of East Asia in 2018 beginning with the “Four Keys to the Culture of China” presentation from the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia on Saturday, February 3rd at 4:30 PM, Room #126A in the Carlson Center at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS. “Four Keys to the Culture of China” will benefit educators in all grades and subject ... Read More »


A note from MIDTESOL board member Zachary Smith: Are you attending the Iowa Culture and Language Conference in Coralville November 6-8?  If so, please join your MIDTESOL friends for a social and connection hour on Tuesday.  We will meet in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Coralville on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm and will walk over to ... Read More »

Eight Lessons Learned from the 2017 TESOL Advocacy Summit

by Adrienne Johnson How do you advocate for your English language learners? Maybe you speak up at your school or organization when decision makers have not considered the impacts of rules or practices on your language learners. Perhaps you have created a program in the community that meets an unfilled need for ELL parents or adult learners. It is possible ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Summer 2017 Issue Published

The Summer 2017 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: MIDTESOL 2017 Conference Details MIDTESOL Member Profiles ESL Student Essay Winners Top Posts in TESOL State Updates Click here to download your PDF copy. For back issues of MIDTESOL Matters, click here. Read More »

2017 Student Essay Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to our ESL student essay award winners! The first place essays from each category will be published in the Summer 2017 edition of MIDTESOL Matters. Best ESL Student Essay Award 1st place – Richard Yampanya 2nd place – Huilin Mao 3rd place – Di Zu All three are students at the University of Missouri. Their sponsoring teacher is Ms. ... Read More »

Call for Proposals: University of Northern Iowa Education Summit

On behalf of the University of Northern Iowa’s College of Education and the Center for Educational Transformation, we would like to invite you to respond to our Call for Proposals for our upcoming Education Summit scheduled for Nov. 6-7, 2017. The call for proposals can be accessed at Designed for teachers, educational leaders, university faculty, and policymakers, UNI’s Education ... Read More »

TESOL Statement on the Proposed U.S. Federal FY 2018 Budget

TESOL posted an official statement in response to the proposed U.S. Federal FY 2018 Budget: TESOL International Association is deeply troubled by the U.S. president’s proposed FY 2018 federal budget. It recommends deep cuts to critical education programs impacting students and teachers across the United States and around the world. Education serves as the cornerstone of a well-informed and civically engaged ... Read More »

TESOL & SLA Professional Development Conference 2017

by Terry Barakat The English Language Institute of Missouri State University (ELI of MSU) held our free bi-annual TESOL & SLA Professional Development Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. We had about 30 participants who included colleagues from Ozarks-area K-12 and higher education institutions as well as intrepid attendees from Kansas City and Rolla, MO, and Lawrence, KS. We even ... Read More »