MATSOL Currents Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Vol. 42, No. 2


  • President’s Message
  • An Introduction to our New MATSOL Staff: Victoria Ekk & Jason Fei
  • MATSOL’s Fall Social
  • MATSOL’s IEP/Community College Conference
  • A Report from the Massachusetts English Learner Leadership Council (MELLC) VICTORIA EKK
  • What’s Happening in MATSOL’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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  • Join a MATSOL Sub-Committee or Task Force
  • Submit to MATSOL Publications


  • The Northern New England TESOL Conference (NNETESOL) THERESA LAQUERRE
  • We are America: A Collaborative Exhibition JOHANNA M. TIGERT

Personal Experience Essays

  • What I’ve Learned from my Experiences as a Language Learner JIMAIRA VAZQUEZ
  • Learning to Live in Another Culture KATHY LOBO


  • Five Common Myths about the Teaching of Grammar KEITH FOLSE
  • Professional Learning Communities: One Form of Strategic Collaboration CHRISTINA TERRANOVA
  • Bringing Universal Design for Learning to Bear on the Sheltered Instruction Strategies SARAH JORDAN & THEA DURLING


  • Stories without End, by Taylor Sapp REVIEWED BY ELENA MURPHY
  • What Would You Do? 81 Philosophical Dilemmas for Discussion and Expansion, by Taylor Sapp REVIEWED BY KATHY LOBO
  • How to Raise a Boy, by Michael C. Reichert REVIEWED BY EILEEN FELDMAN