Welcome to Maryland TESOL!

Maryland TESOL is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the improvement and advancement of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Maryland TESOL is an affiliate of TESOL, the international organization of professionals interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages.



MDTESOL Newsletters

MDTESOL proudly produces a seasonal newsletter for all members to enjoy!

Check it out!

Visit the Newsletter Archive for almost 10 years of publications!


Conference Videos

MDTESOL members get online access to post-conference materials, including videos from our conferences. Members can find conference videos under the Member Center tab or by clicking Video Gallery.


 - Calendar of Events - 

Maryland TESOL maintains a Google Calendar of its activities. These include:

  • National and Regional Conferences
  • MDTESOL Events
  • MDTESOL Board Meetings


- Upcoming Events -


MDTESOL $1000 Professional Development Grant Workshop

Sunday, March 24, 2019 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elkridge Branch Library
6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075

Learn how MDTESOL can help support you and your community through its annual $1,000 Professional Development Grant. Attend this hands-on workshop to gain key insights into the application and selection process from past grant winners. Time will be given for participants to write and develop their proposals.

RSVP at rsvpmdtesolPDGRANT

Elementary Education Interest Section Spring Event

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:00-7:30 PM
Howard County Library, Glenwood Branch

EL ED Spring Event 2019

(Registration Deadline: April 1, 2019)


Western Maryland Mini-Conference

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD


Adult Education Interest Section Event

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Rockville Library
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

RSVP to Attend


Higher Education Interest Section Event

Friday, April 26, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

RSVP to Attend

Spring Dinner and Membership Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Olive Grove Restaurant
Linthicum, MD

- Updates -


Awards & Grant Opportunities

Nominate people you know who should be recognized for their service!

The Ann Beusch Distinguished Service Award was established to honor the accomplishments of Ann Beusch, former Supervisor of Foreign Languages and ESOL of the State of Maryland. This award honors individuals who exemplify the spirit and dedication to international students that Ann demonstrated during her long tenure as a State Supervisor of ESOL and Foreign Languages. Visit Ann Beusch Distinguished Service Award to start the nomination process.

The ESOL Teacher of the Year Award honors two ESOL educators who go above and beyond in their job duties inside and outside of the ESOL classroom. This annual award is given to one K-12 and one Higher Education ESOL teacher who have distinguished themselves within that year for specific reasons. Nominees must be ESOL educators in the State of Maryland and a member of Maryland TESOL. One K-12 and one Higher Education teacher will be awarded each year. Visit ESOL Teacher of the Year Award to start the nomination process.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is established to honor the accomplishments of professionals in the ESL/ESOL field who throughout their years of service have exemplified dedication to ESL/ESOL students at any educational level and/or in ESL/ESOL teacher training. Visit Lifetime Achievement Award to start the nomination process.


Apply for the Professional Development Grant!

The Professional Development Grant is to enhance members' involvement and presence in the field of ESOL and for the betterment of shared communities. The goal of this grant is to fund projects and initiatives which cross-cut a variety of agents (educators, students, administrators, etc...) and our extended communities. Successful grants will serve to connect and enhance these various communities through teachers' initiatives. The grant will help reshape the role of the grantee in both his/her profession and society for the betterment of all. Visit Professional Development Grant to start the application process.


Interested in becoming an ESOL Instructor? Looking for language instruction tools?

Check out our Online Resources.

Awards and Grants

Maryland TESOL offers two awards to recognize the contributions by our members to the teaching community and one professional development grant to support teachers with their efforts to the betterment of the ESL field.

Learn more about these opportunities at Awards & Grant.