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


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.

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Submission Deadlines
  • Fall/Winter Issue -- October 15
  • Spring/Summer Issue -- April 15

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Spring/Summer 2016 Issue

  • President’s Message
  • MATSOL’s 2016 Conference
  • Elections to the MATSOL Board
Get Involved
  • Submit to MATSOL Publications
  • MATSOL Advocacy: MA Joint Committee on Education Unanimously Votes Out ELL Bill
  • A Report from the MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council (MELLC)
  • An Update on Adult Basic Education in Massachusetts - STEPHEN REUYS
  • What’s Happening in MATSOL’s SIGs?
  • A Mini-Conference on ESOL in Independent Schools
  • MATSOL Presentation Chosen for the Best of Affiliates Session at TESOL 2016 - ILKA KOSTKA & ERIK VOSS
News from Massachusetts Schools
  • Promoting Bilingualism through Watertown’s BiG (Bilingualism is a Gift) Campaign - LAUREN HARRISON
  • The ENLACE Program at Lawrence High School - ALLISON BALTER & SARAH OTTOW
  • Transforming Instruction at Brophy Elementary School through Academic Conversations - SARA HAMERLA
  • Three After-School Study and Conversation Programs - EMELY RIJO, STEPHANIE BROWN, & AMIE SAULNIER
Feature Articles
  • The Experience of a Newcomer - ALICA LOPEZ
  • What They Wish We Understood - JOHANNA EDELSON
  • Writing with Colors: A Strategy for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) - CHRISTI CARTWRIGHT LACERDA & NICOLETA FILIMON
  • Using Games to Make ESOL Learning Interactive, Fun, and Effective for Adult Learners - ROBIN LOVRIEN
  • Formative Language Assessment for ELLs - SARAH OTTOW
  • Can Corrective Feedback Have a Positive Impact on Language Acquisition? - LAURA VAWTER
  • Implementing SEI Strategies in Mathematics - BARBARA RAPPAPORT
  • Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise To Global Dominance—and Why They Fall, by Amy Chua reviewed by EILEEN FELDMAN 
  • Pearson’s Words Their Way Series reviewed by ALICIA SERAFIN

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