Resources by Topic

Supporting Our Students

Educational Rights of English Language Learners

The obligation not to discriminate based on race, color, or national origin requires public schools to take affirmative steps to ensure that ELLs can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to parents in a language they can understand.

Rights of Immigrant Students

Important information on how to protect the legal, civil, and human rights of students and their families, under law.

Supporting Refugee Students

Educational, legal, and other resources for supporting refugee students.

Supporting Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)

Links and resources for supporting SLIFE


Resources for Educators

ESL Report Cards

These report cards were developed by the MATSOL Low-Incidence Special Interest Group in 2009. Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese (members only).

Languages & Linguistics

Knowledge about a student's native language can help inform instruction in English, even when the instructor does not speak that language. 

Multilingual Literacy Resources

Free multilingual online libraries and multilingual resources for parents to help develop their children's literacy and interest in reading.

Translators & Interpreters

Translation is the transference of meaning from a written text in one language (the source language) to a written text in another language (the target language). Interpreting is the transference of meaning from speech in one language to speech in another. 


Resources for helping students who have experience trauma. 


Education & Employment

TESOL Degree & Certificate Programs

English Language Professionals Resource Guide from TESOL International Association.

MATSOLworks Job Postings

MATSOLworks is a service linking MATSOL members seeking jobs in the field of ESOL and Bilingual Education with programs and employers in Adult Education, Higher Education, Workplace Education and the K-12 Sector. 

Employment Resources

Information for educators and future educators in K12, adult, and higher education.

Employment Rights & Working Conditions

Position statements and resources for educators.