Welcome to Maryland TESOL!

Maryland TESOL is a professional, non-profit association 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 Elementary Interest Section Event

RSVP @ http://tinyurl.com/mdtesol1


MDTESOL Program Admin Interest Section Event

Theme: Managing Generations – Understanding Changing Worker Demographics
Speaker: Gina Palladino
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Howard Community College, HS363

This workshop for ESOL and ESL administrators begins with defining and understanding the four generations in the workplace and identifying action steps, strategies, and approaches supervisors can apply with each generation. Then, the core of the workshop explores action steps for creating positive environments for older supervisors and younger staff members who work together to increase the academic success of their English language students.

The event is free and people should email tjones@howardcc.edu to register.


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 the event.


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 -

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 at http://www.tinyurl.com/MDTESOL2017 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.


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

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.

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.


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.