Cohort of Terriers Take Center Stage at Annual MATSOL Conference

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The Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL) is kicking off its annual conference this year while featuring presentations from several members of the Terrier community. The three-day forum is described as an opportunity for Massachusetts educators of English language learners to convene, collaborate, and gain knowledge on ESL teaching practices involving their particular fields.

MATSOL’s 2018 Conference occurs as Spring transforms into Summer, which is typically when educators are afforded some time for reflection as many students are away on break. As an affiliate of the larger Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) network, the aim of the gathering is clear: provide critical presentations to and from fellow educators on the topics of language education that strive to connect theory with application.

Part of this is explained in the Conference’s online program, “Successful proposals include practical classroom activities informed by current research and pedagogy, demonstrations of successful instructional practices, examinations of current issues in education, and research that informs educators in the Massachusetts context.”

With proceedings being held in nearby Framingham, many SED students, faculty, and alumni are able to participate and subsequently showcase the research they’ve been preparing. The focus of these talks is to promote, maintain, and improve upon best practices in the education of English language learners.

Below you’ll find a list of SED-affiliated presenters and presentation details:

The MATSOL 2018 Conference will take place May 29th to June 1st, 2018, at Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. For further program information, please click here. Stay tuned for a conference recap, with interviews from presenters, once the event has concluded.