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October 26-27, 2018

Eastern Michigan University

Student Center

Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL) invites individuals involved with English language learners to submit proposals for our annual conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Reaching All Learners.” Traditionally when we think of “teachers of English to speakers of other languages,” we think of those in ESL/EFL and TESOL classrooms. These ESL and TESOL professionals are, indeed, the pillars of our organization. However, instruction of and interaction with nonnative speakers of English takes place in countless other settings.

MITESOL 2018 invites proposals on recent research, zero-prep activities, standards-based instruction, differentiated instruction, ESL students in the content classroom, assessment, policy & advocacy, CALL, administration, professional development, best practices from other disciplines (such as speech-language pathology, learning disabilities), and more, related to all aspects of ESL/EL/EFL/TESOL in diverse contexts.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Proposals will be accepted for the following four formats:

Standard Session (45 minutes): Presentations of all types and foci, including...

o Papers (a summary of research, pedagogy, curriculum, sociopolitical concerns, etc.)

o Teaching Demonstrations (that show & explain instructional technique/s)

o SIG meetings (submitted by the SIG leader)

Quick Points (20 minutes):

o A quick proven teaching tip

o A quick update on work in progress

Poster or Trifold Session: Posters will be on display on both Friday and Saturday with a designated time for interaction with attendees. Relevant posters formerly presented at other conferences may be submitted.

Panel Discussion (of 3-5 experts) or Workshop (in-depth, hands-on technique) (90 minutes)

o Panel Discussions: A structured, facilitated discussions of current topics in TESOL. The panel 

      may be facilitated by someone familiar with the contents of each expert’s 

      presentation. (max. 6 presenters)

o Workshops: A carefully structured, hands-on professional development activity. The 

     presenter(s) and participants tackle a problem or develop specific teaching or 

     research techniques. (max. 6 presenters)


Do NOT use this online proposal form. If you plan to give a presentation at the Conference, please indicate this on the

Exhibitor Registration Form: http://www.mitesol.org/event-2928737

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

If you have any questions about the 2018 conference, please contact us by including MITESOL 2018 in the subject line of your message.

Ildi Porter-Szucs, President-elect MichiganTESOL@gmail.com

Mary Tillotson, Conference Co-Chair: MichiganTESOL@gmail.com

Joanna Bentley, Conference Exhibits Manager: bentlay@findlay.edu

2018 MITESOL CONFERENCE PROPOSAL SITEhttps://tinyurl.com/ybnjp6gf



Below is an example of the actual proposal submission form. This is only an example. No submissions will be accepted via email, postal service, or any method other than the online conference proposal system: https://tinyurl.com/ybnjp6gf

Please note: If your proposal is accepted and you are scheduled to present yet you do not present at the 2018 conference, you will not be allowed to present at the 2019 conference.

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