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Call for Proposals


2024 Call for Proposals

Deadline: July 22, 2024 11:59PM, Eastern Daylight Time

Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL) invites professionals involved with multilingual learners of English to submit proposals for our annual conference to be held at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 9th, 2024.

The theme of this year's conference, Nurturing Identities, Inspiring Growth, highlights the significant effect of social identities on the development of successful and supportive language learning environments. 

As students, educators, researchers, and advocates, we seek to contribute to effective and inclusive communities of practice by considering and exploring the impact of intersecting identities on students' language learning. To this end, MITESOL specifically invites proposals that recognize the impact of cultural identities as a critical component in effective pedagogical theory and practical application in the language learning process. 

MITESOL will also consider proposals on other topics and invites proposals related to all aspects of ESL/ELL, including recent research, teaching, learning, policy & advocacy, technology, curriculum/materials design, standards-based instruction, assessment, program administration, and professional development.

Please submit your ideas!


Important Proposal Timeline Information:



Proposal Submission Deadline

July 22, 2024

Proposal Review Process Begins

August 5, 2024

Proposal Decisions Announced

August 19, 2024

Accepted Proposal Confirmations by Presenters

September 2, 2024

Accepted Presenters Registered for Conference

September 30, 2024

Presentations at Conference 

November 9, 2024

Proposals will be accepted for the following formats:

Discussion Panel

45 minutes 

This session involves presenters leading attendees in a structured, moderated discussion on an important topic in the field. While the main focus is participant discussion, presenters should also demonstrate their strong knowledge of the topic by providing participants with relevant background and research to allow for informed engagement.

Digital Poster Session

45 minutes

This session serves as an interactive forum for sharing professional ideas and receiving feedback. Research posters summarize information concisely and attractively and allow presenters to receive feedback and share professional ideas in a fluid, collaborative setting. Posters will be displayed digitally on screens in a designated room.

Practice-Oriented Presentation

45 minutes

This session shows and explains innovative pedagogical applications that demonstrate best practices in second language acquisition. While rooted in research, the focus of this session is on the use of effective methodology in practice.

Research-Oriented Presentation

45 minutes

This session provides opportunity for scholars in the field to share research findings and encourage professional feedback related to linguistic or pedagogical theory, classroom approaches, and/or advocacy.

Workshop Session

45 minutes

This session focuses on active participant engagement in hands-on professional development. Workshop sessions typically require attendees to complete a task or simultaneously interact with a document or activity as part of the presentation.

    View and download the proposal guidelines, submission form, and complete call here: