2017 PLS/IEP Conference

For Educators in Private Language Schools and Intensive English Programs

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Boston, MA


The conference will bring together educators and administrators in Private Language Schools and Intensive English Programs (PLS & IEPs) from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts working with adult English language learners at all levels. 

Call for Proposals

Proposals due August 31, 2017
Complete a proposal online: https://goo.gl/forms/2lNthNdlrPoKGgmD3

Information needed:

  • Presenter name(s) and contact information
  • Session title
  • Topic area (all that apply): 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; Materials creation/adaptation; and Test preparation.
  • Session abstract (50 words for conference program)
  • Session description (250-300 words for proposal jury)

Presentation rooms will be equipped with a LCD projector and screen.

Contact the Conference Committee with questions regarding proposals and conference content: pls-conference@matsol.org 
Contact the MATSOL Office with questions regarding membership or registration: matsol@matsol.org

Organized by the MATSOL Private Language Schools Special Interest Group



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
1:00-1:50 PM - Session 4
2:00-2:50 pm - Session 5
3:00-3:50 pm - Session 6


Boston University
Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)


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

Registration will open on October 1, 2017

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Exhibit tables: $100

Exhibitor Registration Form
Payment online by credit card (MC/VISA). Please contact MATSOL at matsol@matsol.org for other payment options.