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MIDTESOL Presents Spring & Summer Webinar Series

Webinar

In an effort to provide more opportunities for professional development for our members and other English language teachers, MIDTESOL is excited to launch a Webinar Series. MIDTESOL will host two webinars in April with a second series coming in June 2019! See the details below to sign up for one or both of the April webinars and for information on ... Read More »

Extended Deadline for submissions to MIDTESOL Journal 2019

MIDTESOL Journal

Dear English Language Teaching Professionals, In an effort to expand the breadth of articles included in the second edition of MIDTESOL Journal, the deadline for submitting two types of articles has been extended to May 15, 2019: Effective activities and tips for teachers (no more than 2000 words) Reviews of instructional materials (no more than 1000 words) Below you will ... Read More »

Tips for Choosing the “Best” TESOL Training/Degree Program, Part 2

by Adrienne Johnson Editor’s Note: This article is intended to help guide teachers who are trying to decide on a TESOL training program, as well as to help administrators evaluate the quality of training that potential hires might have. Part 1  addressed various teaching contexts while Part 2 focuses on factors to evaluate a program. What is important to you? ... Read More »

Tips for Choosing the “Best” TESOL Training/Degree Program, Part 1

by Adrienne Johnson This article is intended to help guide teachers who are trying to decide on a TESOL training program, as well as to help administrators evaluate the quality of training that potential hires might have. Part 1 addresses various teaching contexts while Part 2 focuses on factors to evaluate a program. With a steady need for more educators ... Read More »

Combating Demoralization Among ESL Teachers

by Jeanne Beck Recently the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) conducted a survey of certified teacher members to determine the extent to which national trends in teacher attrition were affecting teachers statewide. With 2,212 responses, the survey revealed that “six out of 10 Missouri teachers have seriously considered leaving the profession in the last three years,” and that some of ... Read More »

MIDTESOL at #TESOL19: See You In Atlanta!

If you’re heading to Atlanta for #TESOL19, here is a summary of when and where to meet up with other MIDTESOLers. Tuesday, March 12 after the opening keynote, join us from 7:30 – 9:30 PM for the MIDTESOL Welcome Social. Meet us for food, fun, and networking at Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, GA 30313. If you have ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Spring 2019 Published

The Spring 2019 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: TESOL 2019 Info Awards Applications State by state updates Interest Section News And more! Click here to download your PDF copy. For back issues of MIDTESOL Matters, click here. Read More »

Announcing MIDTESOL 2019 Student Essay Contests

MIDTESOL is pleased to invite its members to announce and submit student essays for the Best K-12 ELL Student Essay Award and the Best Adult ELL Student Essay Award. Topics reflect this year’s Fall 2019 conference theme: “Bridges to Success”. Eligibility Best K-12 ELL Essay Award – The student must be a K-12 student in good standing who is enrolled ... Read More »

Offering Students Non-Overwhelming Authenticity – Part 2

by Kaylene Powell In Part 1, I introduced the idea of using TEDEd video lessons to help ESL students build vocabulary, listening fluency, and critical thinking skills with inviting input. Today, I want to focus on another source of authentic input I like to use with my college-aged and adult students. While building my program and then revising the curriculum, ... Read More »

Offering Students Non-Overwhelming Authenticity – Part 1

by Kaylene Powell While building and revising curriculum for an updated ESL program at Bellevue University, I’ve faced this challenge: how do I design and run courses in a way that will help students improve their daily fluency and confidence while also preparing them with EAP knowledge/skills they will need in other university courses down the road? Going back to ... Read More »