MATSOL Member Groups & E-Lists

MATSOL Member Groups and Special Interest Groups offer support and information to our members. The groups are open to current MATSOL members, and are organized and led by volunteers.

Special Interest Groups

See the group descriptions below and instructions for joining.


Many Member Groups have E-Lists to facilitate communication and networking between members:

  • Community College ESL Faculty Network
  • English Language Educators of the Cape & Islands
  • Independent School ESL Educators
  • Low Incidence Programs
  • MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council
  • New! Private Language Schools
  • Students with Limited/Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)
  • Teacher Educators
You must subscribe to the E-List you wish to join (membership is not automatic). View instructions for joining a MATSOL E-List.

Community College ESL Faculty

The Community College ESL Faculty Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group for faculty and staff in ESL/ESOL programs at Community Colleges in Massachusetts.  

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English Language Educators of the Cape & Islands

The English Language Educators of the Cape & Islands (ELE-C&I) is a regional group for Pre K-12 ELL educators on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The group became a MATSOL SIG in October 2013.

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Independent School ESL Educators

A national GoogleGroup for ESL educators in independent day and boarding schools.

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Low Incidence Programs

The Low Incidence Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group for PK-12 educators working in low incidence districts in Massachusetts.

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MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council (MELLC)

The MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council is a group of directors and coordinators of PK-12 English Learner education programs in Massachusetts. 

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Private Language Schools

New! The Private Language Schools Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group for administrators, staff and teachers in Private Language Schools that are based in or have schools in MA. 

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Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)

The SLIFE Special Interest Group (SIG) Is for educators in PK-12 districts and adult education programs serving students with limited or interrupted formal education. 

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Teacher Educators

The Teacher Educator SIG is a working group to connect teacher educators and teacher educator groups to improve teacher preparation and thus improve educational opportunities for English Learners (ELs). The group is also interested in moving forward advocacy issues from a teacher education perspective. The group meets several times during the year face-to-face and using Go-To-Meeting, and communicates via a MATSOL E-list.

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