USCIS: National Spanish Engagement (Enlace) with Countries of Latin America

The USCIS Public Engagement Directorate (PED) has established a series of multilingual engagements designed to reach under-served and difficult to reach communities.  These engagements allow customers and stakeholders to interact directly with Agency representatives.  The next Spanish-language engagement will take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (EST). This event will be a little different as ... Read More »

ITBE Spring Workshop 2014: Graduate Student Showcase

Illinois TESOL – Bilingual Education, The Center for English as a Second Language and The Department of Linguistics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale are proud to sponsor a unique Spring Workshop this year: Graduate Student Showcase 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL April 25-26, 2014 Registration is available online and on-site at the workshop: $15 for non-members $ 10 for ... Read More »

Webinar: Grammar Ideas for Speaking and Writing

Cambridge University Press presents: The 6th Grammar Teaching Webinar Grammar Ideas for Speaking and Writing: Being Productive April 10, 2014 at 3:30pm EST When we think of grammar instruction, we typically think of accuracy and lots of practice. These are important. Yet we often find that our students are unable to incorporate what they have been taught into their writing and speaking. We know ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Gathering at TESOL Portland

You are invited to the MIDTESOL scheduled event during the TESOL Convention Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:00 – 6:00pm Portland Underground Tours These are educational tours of the infamous “Portland Underground” that focuses on the shanghai trade in the City of Portland that survived from 1850-1941, as well as “white slavery”, prohibition, and even the turn-of-the-century history of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) labor ... Read More »

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Iowa State University TSLL Conference

Beyond Form: Functional Perspectives on CALL Research and Teaching Iowa State University, Memorial Union September 12 & 13, 2014 PROPOSAL DEADLINE: May 23, 2014 The Applied Linguistics and Technology program at Iowa State University invites proposals for the 2014 TSLL Conference. This year’s theme revolves around the connection between how language has evolved in our societies to accomplish goals—in other ... Read More »

Pearson Seeks Educators to Score edTPA

Attention teacher educators and accomplished teachers, Pearson is in need of educators to score edTPA! edTPA is designed for the profession by the profession, edTPA was developed by teachers and teacher educators from across the nation, in collaboration with faculty and staff from Stanford University, to support candidate learning and preparation program growth and renewal. Aligned with the Common Core State ... Read More »

MIDTESOL 2012 Conference Proceedings Available

The MIDTESOL 2012 Conference Proceedings are now available by clicking here (PDF). Edited by Jennifer Morrison,  the MIDTESOL Communications Chair, this 166-page document reflects the annual conference theme from 2012, “Cultivating Best Practices in ESL”, with articles from the K-12, IEP, and Higher Education/Teacher Training interest sections as well as applied linguistics. To download your copy of the MIDTESOL 2012 Conference Proceedings, click here. Read More »

Save the Date: MIDTESOL 2014 Conference Announced

MIDTESOL 2013 was a huge success, thanks to you, and we are already planning next year’s conference! MIDTESOL 2014 is scheduled for October 24-25, 2014, on the beautiful University of Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg, MO. The conference theme will be announced in early 2014, and proposals will be accepted through June 10, 2014. Read More »

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 »