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About MinneTESOL

A professional association of teachers of English as a Second Language in Minnesota and neighboring states.

Latest News

Letter from the President Salam – Greetings of peace – to you all, Welcome to Bilingual/Multilingual Advocacy month! In the spirit of this month, I would like to share with you some ML advocacy work happening both nationally and locally.  I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s TESOL convention in Florida where I met the Assistant Deputy Secretary, and Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition, Montserrat Gariby. During her session, she shared the US Department of Education’s…

Letter from the President Salam – Greetings of peace – to you all, I would like to take this opportunity to share some topics that have been on my heart and mind these recent months. I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on the tension and anxieties I have felt from some ML educators around the recent READ Act legislation. The READ Act, passed by MN legislators last spring, is focused on how to increase the reading proficiency…

MELEd Conference News Our 10th annual conference will be held November 16-18, 2023 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Minnesota English Learner Education (MELEd) Conference is a partnership between MinneTESOL and the Minnesota Department of Education.  This year, we are excited to announce an additional collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Center and Minnesota Advocates for Immersion Network (MAIN). We come together to share information and network across Minnesota ESL, Migrant Education, Dual Language Immersion, and the humanities within multilingual/multicultural contexts. …

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  • Promotes and assists local programs
  • Fosters member’s professional development
  • Gives voice to socio-political and employment concerns
  • Maintains close relations with the international organization, TESOL



Advance the Field

The Advocacy & Policy Summit, usually held in Washington, D.C in June. Our legislative goals include: ● Increased funding for K-12 English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act. ● Increased funding for adult ELs through Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act …

2024 Executive Board

  • President: Qurina Slayhi
  • 1st Vice President: Alonso Jacque Pino
  • 2nd Vice President: Amy Young
  • 3rd Vice President: Myrna Abrego