Get Involved!

Volunteers are the heart, mind, and soul of MATSOL. We're not being dramatic here - when MATSOL first started, it was all run and organized by volunteers, and here we are 50 years later and stronger because of it.

We treasure your experience and expertise in the ESL field, and our hope is that every member will be able to help other members as we sharpen each other to raise the standards of the profession.

MATSOL members have the opportunity to support MATSOL's mission and further their professional experience by joining a MATSOL committee or task force, which are overseen by the MATSOL Board of Directors and supported by MATSOL staff. 

  • A Committee is a group that oversees an ongoing activity in MATSOL. Length of service on a committee may vary, but we generally ask for a one-year commitment. 
  • A Task Force is a group that convenes for a limited amount of time to complete a specific project. The Task Force disbands when the project is completed. Length of service depends on the task to be completed.
  • SIG Steering Committee plans the activities and facilitates meetings of MATSOL Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Use your experience and expertise to edify your peers! Volunteer today!


MATSOL Board of Directors

2023-24 MATSOL Board of DirectorsDo you want to help shape the future of MATSOL? Are you passionate about promoting equity and excellence in the education of English learners? Submit an application to join the MATSOL Board of Directors! 

MATSOL seeks a diverse range of committed and energetic members of MATSOL with a passion for our mission to take a leadership role, work on behalf of the organization, and represent MATSOL members and stakeholders.

The MATSOL board encourages members to apply:

  • who have a strong commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • who are from backgrounds not historically represented on the board of directions including diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds;
  • who represent different educational sectors serving English learners (including but not limited to PK12, higher education, adult education) and job types;
  • who represent diverse professions and experiences within the field of education of English learners.
Application deadline: January 31, 2024

Submit to MATSOL Currents

MATSOL welcomes submissions from our members for publication in MATSOL Currents, our biannual newsletter:

  • An article about your school, program, or classroom.
  • An issue of concern to our field.
  • A book or resource review.


Publications Committee

The MATSOL Publications Committee is seeking new members. The Committee is responsible for editing and publishing two issues of MATSOL Currents each year (Spring and Fall).