Who we are

Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is a state affiliate of the professional association, TESOL International. MITESOL is composed of professionals who are involved in the teaching of students for whom English is a second or additional language (ESL).

What we do

Our main mission is to provide leadership and support for professionals involved in TESOL across the state. Read more...

Conference:  We host an annual fall conference that provides professional development opportunities for researchers, teachers, and teacher educators at all levels, from pre-K through adult. Check out some of the 2017 presentations from last year's conference at Oakland Schools in Waterford!

Publications:  We sponsor two publications: a bi-annual newsletter and an online academic periodical.

MITESOL Messages, our newsletter, provides updated information about the professional development activities we host, the travel grants we sponsor, as well as ESL issues affecting Michigan.

MITESOL Journal, our periodical, publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on topics related to the teaching and learning of ESL. Submissions are welcome!

Become a member

There are several ways to get involved, but the best way to start is by becoming a member! Visit the membership page to find out how. And check out our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to see what issues fellow MITESOLers are addressing.

Attention Members!

TESOL 2018 Chicago

Presenting at TESOL 2018?

Share your presentation details here.

A schedule of all MITESOL member presentations will be visible at this site.

See you in the Windy City!

MITESOL Reception

The MITESOL Board is looking forward to welcoming you to our MITESOL reception at TESOL 2018 in Chicago! Click here for more information and HERE to RSVP.

#IamMITESOL Latest Feature

Barbara Gottschalk is an English language acquisition teacher at Susick Elementary in Warren Consolidated Schools, a public school district in metro Detroit. She has taught in Japan as well as in five states in three very different parts of the country. At Susick, she has written and implemented many grants to fund field trips, assemblies, service learning projects, and arts in education residencies. This has helped all of Susick’s ELLs, both economically disadvantaged and non-economically disadvantaged students, improve at a rate over 10% points higher than the state average. Her book, Get Money for Your Classroom: Easy Grant Writing Ideas that Work, will be published by Routledge in November, 2017.


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If you're looking for a Facebook group for one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs), click here to see which SIGs have a group.

Upcoming Events

2017 Conference Highlights

The theme of our 2017 conference was  "Promoting Equity and Excellence.Many TESOL professionals shared knowledge through presentations and networking opportunities over the course of the conference. Keynote speakers included Dr. Mary Schleppegrell and Dr. Holly Hansen-Thomas. Thank you everyone for your participation!

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