MATSOL Currents 

MATSOL Currents is the association's official newsletter. It is published twice a year.

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MATSOL is looking for volunteers to join the Publications Committee, responsible for editing and publishing two issues of MATSOL Currents each year (Spring and Fall).

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Submit to MATSOL Currents

We welcome submissions to MATSOL Currents:

  • An article about your school, program, or classroom.
  • An issue of concern to our field.
  • A book or resource review.

Please refer to our submission guidelines for more details and ideas: Web page / Print PDF alt

MATSOL members are also invited submit professional updates (about an award, honor, promotion, publication, presentation etc) to share with colleagues. Click here to submit.
Submission Deadlines
  • Fall/Winter 2014 Issue -- October 15, 2014
  • Spring/Summer 2015 Issue -- April 15, 2015

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Spring/Summer 2014 Issue

In this issue:
  • President’s Message
  • MATSOL's New Strategic Plan 2014
  • Conference Planning: A Peak Behind the Scenes by Kathy Lobo
  • Submit to MATSOL Publications
  • An Update on The Newcomer Curriculum: Spring 2014 by Sonya Merian And Genevra Valvo 
  • Community College ESOL Networking Meetings by Juanita Brunelle
  • An Update on Adult Education in Massachusetts by Laurie Sheridan
  • Hands-On Guided Reading with Ells by Monica Filgo
  • Graphic Organizers Streamline Learning for Ells adapted from The Official Blog Of Mayor Robert J. Dolan, Melrose, MA
  • Teaching the Art and Craft of Writing: Treating Words and Pictures as Equal Languages For Learning by Beth Olshansky
  • Improved Student Learning through Teacher Inquiry by Sarah Ottow and Jacqui Holmes
  • Creating Opportunities for Pre-Service Teachers to Work with English Language Learners by James Nagle
  • Blended Learning in An Intensive TESOL Certificate Course by Pamela A. Shea
  • The Accreditation Conundrum: Reconciling Objectives, Assessment, and Student Learning Outcomes with the Natural Acquisition of Language by Nathaniel Freedman
  • The Triple Package, by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, reviewed by Eileen Feldman
  • Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education And Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights, By L. Bartlett And O. García, reviewed by Lisa Cullington
  • Understanding and Using English Grammar, by Betty Azar And Stacy Hagen, reviewed by Rima Alrajhi

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