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...

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.


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Jennifer Majorana is a Senior ESL Specialist in the Saginaw Valley State University English Language Program. Specializing in teaching reading and vocabulary, Jennifer chairs the ELP's reading committee and recently spearheaded a major curriculum revision for the five reading classes in the program. She enjoys conducting and presenting research, with two current longitudinal studies: one measuring ESL students’ vocabulary proficiency and another tracking their reading speed. She has been a member of MITESOL since 2014 but originally hails from Iowa, where she received her B.A. in Linguistics and Music. She earned her M.A. TESOL from Michigan State University, where she taught in the English Language Center for two years. www.svsu.edu/elp/


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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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