IATEFL Poland Call for Proposals

In 2016, thanks to the concerted efforts of Ildiko (Ildi) Porter-Szucs — long-standing member of MITESOL, MITESOL President-elect and Conference Chair for 2018, and Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University  MITESOL established a relationship with the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Poland. Our agreement stipulates that we will support someone from IATEFL to attend the annual TESOL Convention every other year, and also support a MITESOL member to attend the IATEFL Poland conference in alternate years

In 2017, MITESOL sponsored the President of IATEFL Poland, Joanna Leszkiewicz, when she attended TESOL in Seattle, WA. This year, MITESOL will sponsor $1,000 of the costs for a MITESOL Board Member or a MITESOL member to travel to Poland. Applicants must first have their IATEFL conference proposal accepted by the IATEFL Board and later attend the IATEFL Poland conference in the fall of 2018.

Thus, IATEFL has invited us to submit proposals from MITESOL members for consideration for participation in their conference this September 2018. See their Call for Proposals or go here for more information.

NOTE: Proposals must be submitted to IATEFL Poland by April 15, 2018.

Notification of acceptance is scheduled for May 15, 2018. The MITESOL Board encourages interested MITESOL members to submit proposals to present at the 27th Annual International IATEFL Poland Conference.


If your MITESOL membership is current, your proposal is accepted by IATEFL Poland, and you are interested in applying for a MITESOL sponsorship, you must send the following to Suzanne Toohey, President, MITESOL 

suzanne.toohey@oakland.k12.mi.us by May 31, 2018:

  • your proposal
  • IATEFL Poland notice of acceptance
  • a brief statement of how you plan to share your experience in Poland with the membership of MITESOL

Sponsorship in the form of reimbursement for travel, not to exceed $1,000.00, will be granted before the travel date and paid following the travel date. The sponsorship awardee will submit at least one receipt to MITESOL in order to receive their reimbursement. IATEFL Poland will also provide conference accommodations for the MITESOL member who attends their conference, which will help defray costs beyond the $1,000.00 MITESOL sponsorship. Of course, travelers will incur some expenses that they will have to pay for themselves.

The sponsorship awardee will be notified by email in early June 2018 and will be announced via various MITESOL platforms: website, Twitter, and Facebook.

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