NYS TESOL welcomes these new members: Amanda Pagnotta, Laura Moulton, Ana Anglada, Celia Stowell, Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, Patrizia Panella, Mary Rienzo, David Miller, Jennifer Luckingham, and Dorothy Taylor
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Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for May!

Marjorie Stanton, an ESL teacher in the Rochester/Syracuse region, is the newest NYS TESOL Member of the Month.

Marjorie Stanton-motm may 2015

Learn more about Marjorie on our Member of the Month page.

New York State has hundreds of dedicated ESOL educators and administrators going above and beyond their daily jobs to serve ELL students, their parents, teachers in training, and each other.


In celebration of all that you do, NYS TESOL has launched the new Member of the Month program to honor and recognize the volunteer service of our members.


Click here to nominate a colleague or yourself now.


And thanks so much for all you do!

Sat. July 18, 2015 NYS TESOL Membership Committee Picnic
[view current flyer], [RSVP]
New York, NY
Sat. April 25, 2015 LI ESOL Conference at Molloy College [register online]
[view current flyer]
Rockville Centre, Long Island
Sun. April 26, 2015 Secondary Ed. SIG & NYC Region Salon [View flyer] This Salon has been postponed to the summer. Please check back later. It's really due to a lack of interest and because of Tamara Kirson
Wed. April 29, 2015 NYU & NYS TESOL event - Resource Sharing and Networking
[event is at capacity! Sorry!]
NYU Steinhardt (6pm-8:30pm)
Sat. May 2, 2015  Adult Ed./IEP Mini Conference Rennert New York
Sat. May 2, 2015  WNY Regional Conference The Grapevine Banquets 333 Dick Rd. Depew, NY
Sat. May 9, 2015 Exec. Board meeting Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Sat. May 16, 2015 Pre-register now: 36th Annual NYC ABE Conference
[list of workshops]
High School for Fashion Industries, Manhattan
Sat. June 6, 2015 Exec. Board meeting Crowne Plaza of White Plains, site of 2015 Annual Conference
Sat. Sept 9, 2015 Exec. Board meeting Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
TBA Exec. Board meeting Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Fri-Sat Nov 13-14, 2015 Exec. Board meeting & 45th Annual NYS TESOL Conference White Plains, NY

An important announcement from NYS TESOL about our proposed re-structuring of our organization. Please read

August 3rd is the deadline for the 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. All applicants must be U.S. citizens with a PhD in TEFL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field. Applications undergo a multi-phased review process.

Read NYS TESOL's response to APPR Guidelines on teachers of ELLs

The Summer 2015 issue of Idiom is now available online. Access the Table of Contents via our public web site and get the full text articles through our Members only web site

Sample Letter to Commissioner Opposing Proposed Amendment for Section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the issuance of the Supplementary Bilingual Education Extension and Section 80-5.18 of the Regulations of the Commission of Education relating to the issuance of the Supplementary Certificates for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

People should either print, sign and send to:
Deputy Commissioner John D'Agati
Office of Higher Education
NYS Department of Education, Room 977
Education Building Annex
Albany, NY 12234

OR sign it electronically & email it to both:


Call for Proposals- 45th Annual NYS TESOL Conference- Deadline : June 6, 2015. Submissions closed. Thanks to all who submitted.

Official NYS TESOL response regarding NYSED proposed pathways. Please respond ASAP.

Call for nominations- NYS TESOL Annual Awards for Exceptional Professionals.

2015 WNY Regional Conference - view flyer

2015 Student Essay Contest- view flyer

Thanks for attending the 36th Annual NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC). Check out our Twitter stream for #ALWC15 here

Thanks for attending the 44th Annual NYS TESOL Conference! Check out some photos here! . View selected presenter materials from the 44th Annual NYS TESOL Conference here