2019 Intensive English Program & Community College Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2019
EC Boston English Language School

The conference brings together English language educators and administrators in private language schools, community colleges, and university IEPs from across Massachusetts.

This conference combines two conferences held separately in previous years: Private Language Schools/Intensive English Programs (PLS/IEP) Conference and the Community College ESL Conference. The conference is jointly organized by the MATSOL Private Language Schools and the Community College ESL Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Call for Proposals 

The Call for Proposals is closed.


Preview the conference program (You will receive a printed copy at the conference).


8:15-9:00 am - Breakfast & Conference Check-in
9:00-9:50 am - Session 1
10:00-10:50 am - Session 2
11:00-11:50 am - Session 3
LUNCH - Box lunch included with registration fee
1:00-1:50 PM - Session 4
2:00-2:50 pm - Session 5
3:00-3:50 pm - Session 6


EC Boston English Language School
1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02109


Parking is available at 60 State Street Garage.
GPS Address to Garage Entrance: 22 Merchants Row Boston, MA 02109


  • Current MATSOL Member - $25.00
  • Non-Member (includes $40 membership) - $65.00

Registration is closed. Contact [email protected] with any questions regarding registration.

View MATSOL registration and payment policies.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the conference.

  • EC Boston for graciously hosting the conference in their space
  • National Geographic Learning for providing lunch. 
  • Alphabet Publishing
  • Cambridge University Press
  • English Discoveries Online distributed by Techno-ware Inc.
  • ISX World
  • Merriam-Webster
  • Merrimack College
  • National Geographic Learning
  • Oxford University Press 

Exhibitor Registration is now closed. Contact [email protected] with any questions. 

 Call for Proposals 

We invite our colleagues to submit a proposal for the conference.

Information needed:

  • Name, affiliation, email and phone of the presenter and co-presenter (if any)
  • Audience: Intensive English Programs and/or Community College
  • Topic strand (one or more): Continuing professional development; video & digital media; English for Specific Purposes; intercultural communication; speech, pronunciation & listening; writing/composition; teaching grammar; vocabulary & lexicon; reading & literacy; special needs; material creation/adaptation; test preparation.
  • Session title (10 words max)
  • Session abstract for the program (50 words max)
  • Session description for the proposal jury (250-300 words)

Proposals due August 31, 2019. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by the end of September.

The Call for Proposal is closed.


  • For questions regarding proposals and conference content, contact the conference committeepls-conference@matsol.org 
  • For questions regarding membership or registration, Contact the MATSOL office: [email protected]