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! Check it out!

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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:

  • Conferences and IS Events
  • MDTESOL Board Meetings

Upcoming Events

Advocacy/Elementary Ed. IS Joint Spring Event

A Professional Development Session co-sponsored by Advocacy and Elementary Education Interest Sections

As ESOL teachers, part of our job is advocating and supporting our English Learner (EL) students in our school or building. However, it may be difficult due to an unwelcoming environment, unsupportive staff or faculty with no experience working with ELs. What do we do in those cases? Come hear some tricks of the trade from veteran ESOL teachers in a panel. Collaborate with your colleagues on these issues in roundtable discussions. Enjoy a delicious lunch and network with other TESOL professionals!


Arbutus Branch of the Baltimore County Library


Saturday, April 29, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Lunch will be served)


FREE for Members, $5.00 for Non-Members (Space is limited; No walk-ins)

Register through HERE.


Elementary Ed. IS Spring Workshop

Singable Books: For Literacy, Lessons, Standards, and Fun!

Presented by Betty Ansin Smallwood, Ph.D.

This hands-on workshop introduces singable books as appealing classroom resources that incorporate targeted CC State Standards and combine the benefits of read-alouds, music, and SLA. Participants will receive a 30+ page resource including over 100 books and 60 YouTube links, organized by elementary subject (language arts, math, science, and social studies), with additional multicultural and bilingual singable books. Then delve into Dr. Smallwood's collection of over 50 books to develop and share your own lesson (exemplars provided).


Long Branch Library 8000 Garland Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901


Saturday, May 6, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


$5.00 for Members, $8.00 for Non-Members

Register through HERE.



Are You Interested in Serving on the Maryland TESOL Board?

We have vacancies. To check them out, please click HERE.

Want to learn more about being on the Board? Please click HERE.


Nominate people you know who should be highlighted 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. Click HERE 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. Click HERE 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. Click HERE to start the application process.


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

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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.

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