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MITESOL Membership

Why should I become a MITESOL member?

MITESOL members become more knowledgeable and skilled in the field of English Language teaching and learning. They are provided with resources, networking opportunities and professional learning.

Members collaborate with educational institutions, agencies, and professional associations to identify and resolve issues in English teaching and learning.


Conferences & Webinars


We host an annual conference each fall that provides professional development opportunities for researchers, teachers, and teacher educators at all levels, from pre-K through adult. MITESOL members receive a discounted registration fee to attend the annual MITESOL conference.



MITESOL selects the “Best of MITESOL” presentation annually and nominates that presentation to present at the International TESOL Convention and Expo. Our “Best of MITESOL” presentations have been selected to present at TESOL in previous years.



MITESOL hosts an annual spring webinar on a topic affecting the wide range of MITESOL interests for MITESOL members' professional development. These webinars are FREE for all MITESOL members. 


High Quality Publications

Access to and opportunities to publish in:

  • MITESOL Messages: provides information about the professional development activities we host and the travel grants we sponsor, and updates members on ESL issues affecting Michigan and changes in our leadership (e.g., research projects, events, cultural experience; essays on current topics, issues & trends; classroom innovations, lesson plans & teaching tips; reviews of book/material)
  • MITESOL Journal: publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on topics related to the teaching and learning of English as an additional language (e.g., research papers; articles on issues in TESOL; research-based teaching techniques; reviews of book/material published within the last 3 years)


Connection with IATEFL Poland

  • MITESOL financially supports one member to attend the IATEFL Poland conference, if presenting
  • Awarded on a biennial basis


Virtual Collaboration via Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, & Instagram

MITESOL maintains a website with various resources for members, such as:

  • A members-only job board on the site (opportunities are also announced to all MITESOL members via the MITESOL listserv)
  • A directory of MITESOL members for networking
  • A message board for connecting with other members


MITESOL has a presence on multiple social media platforms, such as:



Advocacy & Policy

Group: K-12


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