2018 Conference

MATSOL 2018 Conference

May 29 - June 1, 2018
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

Now expanded to four days! 
Pre-Conference Institutes - Tuesday, May 29
MATSOL Conference - Wednesday-Friday, May 30-June 1
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is now closed. If you are scheduled to present and have not yet registered, contact registration@matsol.org to complete registration. 

Each conference day includes a full menu of sessions for all audiences -- you can attend one, two, or three days!

The MATSOL 2018 Conference brings together educators from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts working with English language learners at all ages and levels, and in all program types, including ESL teachers and other educators of ELs in PK-12 public schools, pre-service and in-service teacher educators, as well as ESL faculty in community college, university IEPs, private language schools, and adult education programs.

Student Poster Sessions

Students in teacher preparations programs are invited to submit proposals to present a poster at the MATSOL 2018 Conference. Due March 31. See the Call for Proposals for details.

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Registration is now open!

Ways to save

  • Register before March 2 for early rates.
  • Join MATSOL or renew your membership to receive the member discount.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is now closed. 
If you are a presenter who needs to register, please contact registration@matsol.org for instructions. 

Registration Information...
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Exhibitor Registration

We invite publishers and other vendors to exhibit at the MATSOL 2017 Conference on Wednesday through Friday, May 30 - June 1, 2018. The conference will be attended by ELL/ESL educators working in K-12, adult education, higher education ESL, and teacher preparation programs.

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2018 Pre-Conference Institutes

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

PCI 1: Co-Teaching for English Learners: Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection - SOLD OUT

Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. and Maria G. Dove, Ed.D. 

PCI 2: Speech and Language Issues Among English Language Learners - SOLD OUT

Dr. Li-Rong Lilly Cheng

PCI 3: The Six Standards for Effective Pedagogy

Dr. Annela Teemant

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Schedule Overview

The conference schedule at a glance.

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Presenter Information

Information for presenters to plan for your conference presentation.

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Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, May 30

Dr. Annela Teemant

Associate Professor of Second Language Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Thursday, May 31

Suitcase Stories Live! Featuring Massmouth Storytellers

A traveling live performance series that features foreign and U.S.-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories.

Friday, June 1

Dr. Michel DeGraff

Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director of MIT-Haiti Initiative and Founding Member of Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen.