Promoting excellence and equity in the education of English language learners.

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MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council (MELLC): A leadership group that is open to members who have been appointed as, or serve in the role of, PK-12 ELL program directors or coordinators. More...

Two-Day Institute: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Massachusetts: English Language Learners with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), December 3-4, 2015, Leominster MA. Registration deadline Nov 1. More...

Save the Date

  • Nov 14: MATSOL Fall Social More...
  • May 4-6: MATSOL 2016 Conference More...

Contact your State Legislators!

Contact your legislators to tell the Joint Committee on Education at the State House that the LOOK bill and Seal of Biliteracy legislation.  Send a personalized message to your legislator via the ACTFL website (Thanks to our advocacy partner Mass Foreign Language Association, MaFLA).  Take action now!

MATSOL E-List Address Change

The address for all MATSOL E-Lists have changed. Log into the MATSOL Member Center see the updated addresses, or check your most recent E-List messages.

MATSOL Member Groups

Visit the Member Group pages for dates and information to join a Special Interest Group (SIG) or E-List.

  • Low Incidence Programs SIG
  • Students with Limited/Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) SIG
  • Community College ESL Faculty Network SIG
  • English Language Educators of the Cape & Islands SIG
  • Teacher Educators SIG
  • New! Private Language Schools SIG

Get Involved

  • Submit to MATSOL Currents: Submissions for the Fall/Winter issue of MATSOL Currents are due on October 15. View submission guidelines.
  • Conference Call for Proposals: We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the MATSOL 2016 Conference on May 4-6, 2016. View the Call for Proposals

TESOL logoMATSOL is a professional association of educators of English language learners in Massachusetts. Our members include educators in PK-12 schools, adult basic education and workplace programs, and institutions of higher learning. MATSOL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Find out more.

Member Benefits

  • Membership in MATSOL Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
  • Access to members-only resources and E-lists.
  • Subscription to MATSOL publications and MATSOLworks job posting.
  • Reduced registration fees for conferences and events.
  • Support for MATSOL's advocacy on behalf of all ELL/ESOL educators, our students, and their families. 
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Advocacy Update

Ask your state legislators to support two important bills to improve ELL education in Massachusetts. Find out more!

  • An Act relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids (LOOK) H.498/S.262
  • An Act to Establish a State Seal of Biliteracy H.422/S.336