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!

Winter 2018 Newsletter

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 Advocacy Interest Section Online Event


MDTESOL Higher Education Interest Section Event

Theme: What should teachers understand about the linguistic errors of our Generation 1.5 students?
Speaker: Prof. Minah Woo, Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Howard Community College
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Montgomery College, Silver Spring/Takoma campus, 7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 - Room CM (Commons) 211

(Park for free at Falcon Hall Lot at intersection of Takoma Avenue and Fenton Street across from the metro tracks) 

Research on "the linguistic challenges of immigrant students who came to the United States at a young age but who grew up speaking a language other than English at home" is the topic of a presentation and workshop by Prof. Minah Woo, Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Howard Community College. With colleagues Dr. Christa de Kleine and Dr. Rachele Lawton, Prof. Woo analyzed writing samples of Generation 1.5 students and found a fascinating set of errors representative of both English native-speaker and English as a second language writers. Workshop participants will explore implications for teaching and have a chance to practice analysis of student writing.

This event should be of interest for those members working with an interest in Secondary Ed, Adult Ed, Graduate Students, and Advocacy.

(Option of socializing and networking after in downtown Silver Spring)

Contact Adrienne Betancourt Nicosia by e-mail or by phone at 240-567-3974 to register for the event.


Teacher Ed/Professional Development Interest Section Event

Theme: Career Paths in TESOL
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Where: Elkridge Branch Library (6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge MD 21075) 

Career Paths in TESOL

A background in TESOL can be a passport to the world and many career opportunities! Join us for a Panel Discussion with seasoned professionals across different work sectors who will discuss their Career Journeys in TESOL, TESOL-related fields, and multicultural and multilingual sectors.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Traci Eckhaus to reserve a space!


MDTESOL Spring 2018 Networking Event / Annual Dinner & Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, May 17th 6pm-9pm
WHERE: Martins West
ADDRESS: 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

Register Online!

- Updates -

Call for Your Votes: 2018 – 2019 Board Members

All current Maryland TESOL members are invited to help shape the 2018 – 2019 Board. Lend your voice to the election process by casting your votes for next year’s Board members. To access the ballot, go to https://goo.gl/forms/0JTw25XGUDjIaft03. Online voting will remain open until Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EST). Results will be announced at the Annual Spring Dinner & Meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2018.


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.


2017 Conference Benefits

Graduate Credit Available!

Earn one semester credit/unit from Dominican University of California for participating in the 2017 Maryland TESOL conference! Learn more at Conference EDUO8016.

Conference Certificates Available!

Request a certificate of attendance or presenter's certificate for your participation at the 2017 Maryland TESOL conference.

2016 Conference Benefits

2016 Keynote Address

New content from 2016 Fall Conference now in the Video Gallery for MDTESOL members! Use your member login to access video footage of Dr. Paula Golombek’s keynote address and breakout session from last year’s conference.



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.