Promoting excellence and equity in the education of English language learners.

MATSOL 2016 Conference

Conference Keynotes

  • Sonia NietoProfessor Emerita, Language, Literacy & Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Anne Sibley O'BrienAuthor & Illustrator of Multicultural Books

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Call for Award Nominations/Proposals

  • MATSOL Teacher of the Year: Recognizing excellence in the education of English language learners.
  • Anne Dow Award for Excellence and Creativity: The 2016 award will be granted for addressing the needs of refugee students.
  • Linda Schulman Innovation Grants: Grants of up to $1,000 for pedagogical projects that promote English language learning and embody a spirit of creativity, sensitivity and community.

Submission deadline March 2, 2016. View the Awards Calls...

MATSOL Member Groups

Visit the Member Group pages for dates and information to join a Special Interest Group (SIG) or E-List.

  • Low Incidence Programs SIG
  • Students with Limited/Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) SIG
  • Community College ESL Faculty Network SIG
  • English Language Educators of the Cape & Islands SIG
  • Teacher Educators SIG
  • New! Private Language Schools SIG

Get Involved

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TESOL logoMATSOL is a professional association of educators of English language learners in Massachusetts. Our members include educators in PK-12 schools, adult basic education and workplace programs, and institutions of higher learning. MATSOL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Find out more.

Member Benefits

  • Membership in MATSOL Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
  • Access to members-only resources and E-lists.
  • Subscription to MATSOL publications and MATSOLworks job posting.
  • Reduced registration fees for conferences and events.
  • Support for MATSOL's advocacy on behalf of all ELL/ESOL educators, our students, and their families. 
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Advocacy Update

Ask your state legislators to support two important bills to improve ELL education in Massachusetts. Find out more!

  • An Act relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids (LOOK) H.498/S.262
  • An Act to Establish a State Seal of Biliteracy H.422/S.336