Iowa Department of Education Issues ELL Report

Iowa’s Department of Education English Language Learner (ELL) Task Force recently issued their final report documenting current demographics of ELLs in Iowa and issues related to program types, teacher preparation, funding, and ELL performance on state assessments. The report also details three phases of recommendations for improving the quality of Iowa’s K-12 ELL education. Click here to read the report. Read More »

MIDTESOL 2013 is Sold Out!

Tickets to MIDTESOL 2013 are now officially sold out! Thank you to everyone who registered in advance. See you in Lawrence! Read More »

MIDTESOL 2013 Conference Program Available

The full program for the MIDTESOL 2013 Conference is now available for download. Click for PDF Haven’t registered yet? Time is running out! Click here for details and to register. SOLD OUT Read More »

Early Bird Conference Deadline Coming Soon!

Are you planning to attend the MIDTESOL Conference in October? The early bird discount deadline is coming up fast! Register by September 15 to save! Early bird $80 members, $100 non-members (deadline: September 15) Regular $90, $110 non (deadline: October 1) Student and Paraprofessional $40, $50 for non-members On-site $100, $120 for non-members Register now! SOLD OUT! Read More »

Earn Credit for Attending the MIDTESOL Conference from Fort Hays State University

We are pleased to announce that Fort Hays State University Department of Teacher Education is offering the MIDTESOL Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, on October 11-12, 2013 as a 1 hour credit for educators. Contact Dr. Germaine L. Taggart at 785-623-4213 or gtaggart@fhsu.edu for futher information. Getting Started Undergraduate Credit Apply to FHSU as a Non-Degree Seeking student – click here ... Read More »

Save the Date: 50-Year ESL Anniversary Celebration at Saint Louis University

Save the date for the 50-Year ESL Anniversary Celebration at Saint Louis University, to be held Friday October 4th in the Center for Global Citizenship Auditorium. The ESL Program at Saint Louis University is hosting two distinguished speakers  and extending an open invitation colleagues and students in the area interested in meeting them and hearing them speak. There will be two presentations ... Read More »

Team from KU to Present at MIDTESOL 2013

We are pleased to announce that a team of presenters from the University of Kansas will host a workshop for paraeductors on Friday at MIDTESOL 2013. Dr. Francie Christopher, Assistant Director at KU’s Center for Public Partnerships and Research, has worked in the education field for over 30 years. She spent 22 years as a classroom teacher before changing her ... Read More »

Mark Algren to Present at MIDTESOL 2013

We are pleased to announce that Mark Algren will present during the Friday session of MIDTESOL 2013. Mark Algren has been an ESL/EFL teacher and program administrator since 1979, and spent 14 years teaching in and directing intensive English programs in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and taught for a year in Hong Kong. He has taught at the ... Read More »

MIDTESOL 2013: Keith Folse to Present Closing Plenary

We are delighted to announce our Plenary Session speaker for the annual MIDTESOL Fall Conference – “Engaging Learners, Building Community” Keith Folse, Ph.D. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida, where he teaches in the MA TESOL, PhD TESOL, and Undergraduate TEFL programs. He has many years of teaching experience with ESL in the US and EFL ... Read More »

Laura Sicola to Present at MIDTESOL 2013

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Sicola will present during the Friday session of MIDTESOL 2013. Dr. Laura Sicola is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where she oversees the fieldwork component of the Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program and lectures on second-language acquisition pedagogy ... Read More »