February 2020

MinneTESOL Interest Sections and Standing Committees

An Interest Section is a group of people connected to MinneTESOL who share a similar professional interest. Each year, the leaders of each section put on public professional development and  networking events to better connect that specific community. We are currently looking for leaders for the Elementary Interest Section. Please email admin@minnetesol.org if you’re interested!

Click the links to meet your Standing Committee Leaders: Early Learning MinneSLIFE Advocacy

Click the buttons to meet your Interest Section Leaders:

Teacher Education
Retired Educators

MinneTESOL Strategic Plan

We as an organization are focused on improving and becoming even more of a helpful resource for the ELL community. Over the past few years we’ve been developing a strategic plan to guide the organization’s future and provide opportunities for growth.

Save the Date for MELEd 2020

MELEd LogoPreparations are underway for the Minnesota English Learner Education Conference which will be held November 19-21, 2020 at the Saint Paul Rivercentre*

The Minnesota English Learner Education Conference is a partnership between MinneTESOL and the Minnesota Department of Education. It is a merger of the annual MinneTESOL Fall Conference and the Minnesota ESL, Bilingual, and Migrant Education Conference. The Call for Proposals will be available at the end of February.

Visit http://minnetesol.org/fall-conference for more information, and please direct any questions to the conference chair: Ghaida Shamsan shams040@umn.edu

*Parking included in conference registration on a first-come, first-served basis


See the current MinneTESOL issue here!

Change in deadline: Submissions now due Feb. 29th!

MinneTESOL Journal Call for Papers

Now is your chance to publish an article in the upcoming MinneTESOL Journal, a practitioner academic online journal.

Length and Style: 2,500 words, somewhat conversational in style.

Submissions for the Spring issue are due February 29, 2020.

Email the senior editors to learn more about submitting work:
Jennifer Ouellette-Schramm: jouellette01@hamline.edu
Jen Vanek: jen_vanek@worlded.org


MinneSLIFE Conference 2020

The 2020 MinneSLIFE Conference will be taking place at the Anderson Center at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Click for more information on MinneSLIFE

2020 SLA Graduate Student Symposium

Conference Theme: So What? Making Research Relevant for the Real World
April 24-25, 2020 at the University of Minnesota

This free conference is open to graduate students as well as advanced undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing further studies or a career in second language acquisition or education.

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