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


MATSOL 2016 Conference

Registration is closed and sold out for the conference and pre-conference institutes. There is no on-site registration.

2016 Conference Information & Registration

Conference Keynotes
  • Sonia NietoProfessor Emerita, Language, Literacy & Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Anne Sibley O'BrienAuthor & Illustrator of Multicultural Books
Pre-Conference Institutes
  • Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and LiteracyDr. Susan O’Hara & Dr. Bob Pritchard
  • Harness the Power of Partnerships for Student Engagement and AchievementDr. Debbie Zacarian
  • SLIFE Institute II: Developing Academic Language Proficiency and Scaffolding Academic ContentAndrea DeCapua, Ed.D. & Helaine W. Marshall, Ph.D.


Conference Events Open to All Members

Conference registration not required

  • Wednesday May 4
  • Thursday, May 5
    • 5:30-6:15: MATSOL Annual Meeting
    • 6:30-9:30: MATSOL Social and Awards Ceremony
Six Standards of Effective Pedagogy for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms 

This course explores the Six Standards of Effective Pedagogy, which have been nationally validated as effective in advancing student achievement, especially among English Language Learners in core academic and general education classrooms. Audience: All K-12 teachers, including ELA, math, science, history, ESL, elementary, secondary. August 8-12, 2016. Registration...

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 with MATSOL

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